RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Australian Firm Partners with Jayco

Thu Mar 7, 2019
Author: RV New Staff

155191442721986.pngBMPRO, an Australian manufacturer of power management systems for the RV industry, has a new partnership with Jayco Inc. in the U.S. The company has had a long-time relationship with Jayco Australia.

BMPRO says the partnership will result in new developments between the companies. BMPRO’s Australian software development team has more than doubled to embrace the project’s protocols, including 3D prototyping, advanced Bluetooth capabilities and cloud-based applications.

BMPRO established new offices and warehouse space in Elkhart, Ind., along with a new US-based BMPRO sales and support team. BMPRO identified more than five years ago an opportunity to develop a digital system to enhance the experience of the RV user. The largest manufacturer of control and power management systems in the Australian RV market, BMPRO says it now has one of the world’s most advanced systems with the flexibility and scalability to add features and sensors as the RV industry evolves.

BMPRO’s RVMaster is a system that allows RV users to control and monitor all features of the RV via an onboard console or an app accessed by the user’s own phone. The RVMaster monitors the temperatures, propane levels, tire pressure, water tanks, as well as controlling the lighting, doors, windows, slide-outs and awnings.

“The opportunity to strategically partner BMPRO with Jayco USA is exciting and feels somewhat fitting for us given our long and successful association with Jayco Australia,” CEO Louise Bayliss says. “With BMPRO entering the US market we are now in a stronger position to enhance and build on the development and supply of our RV control and monitoring system.

“The RVMaster is flexible in its capabilities and is customizable for each partner, which means that in such a competitive market it gives the manufacturers the ability to differentiate themselves,” she says. “Our focus remains on our customers, collaborating deeply with them to ensure those who partner with BMPRO are kept at front of the market.”