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 .

Dometic to Demo IoT Product

Fri Mar 8, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

154819566659760.pngDometic will demonstrate its new IoT (internet of things) solution at RVX: The RV Experience March 12-14 in Salt Lake City.

Through feedback from the customer base of Canadian manufacturer Leisure Travel Vans, a brand of Triple E RV, Dometic says it was able to identify the most important features and incorporate them into developing the IoT solution. The result of this partnership will be showcased at RVX in their Unity model.

“The team at Dometic has taken an innovative approach with their new IoT solution. It’s been a great collaboration and amazing to see how fast it has all come together,” Mike Elias, vice president of marketing at Leisure Travel Vans says. “We are excited to see our customers’ reaction to the new system and for the potential that it holds.”

Dometic says its IoT solution provides SMART (self-monitoring analysis and reporting technology) technology and intuitive features that monitor and control the vital functions of an RV. Flexible configurations allow screens to be placed in strategic areas of the RV in any number of groupings. Dometic says the system offers finger-touch control from the LCD screen or the mobile app on a smartphone or tablet.

“Our innovation team was tasked with producing a smart, intuitive product with a compressed timeline, and delivered an exceptional product on time,” Stefan Brosick, vice president and general manager of Dometic RV OEM, says.

Joe Wine, Dometic’s IoT product manager, says, “The team at Leisure Travel Vans has been fantastic to work with. We believe that through our collaboration, Dometic’s IoT solution will meet the high expectations of their customers.”