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 .

Redarc Launches Battery Management System

Fri Mar 8, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155191467624583.pngAustralian manufacturer Redarc Electronics launched a new battery management system, The Manager30, targeting the North American market. Redarc will display the system at RVX: The RV Experience March 12-14 in Salt Lake City.

Redarc has been selling the system in Australia since 2014. It is designed to charge and maintain auxiliary batteries by incorporating AC, DC and solar inputs. The company says the product targets RVs with multiple battery banks.

“The Manager30 sets the benchmark for off-grid traveling, providing peace of mind when using the comforts of home while traveling around North America,” Managing Director Anthony Kittel says. “One of the key features of The Manager30 is its ability to power share, meaning it can charge an auxiliary battery from multiple power sources simultaneously. And, with ‘Green Power Priority,’ if solar is available, it will charge using the maximum available solar power, before topping up from another power source.”

Redarc says TheManager30 is compatible with all vehicles and alternator systems.

“The Manager30 remote battery monitor display is designed to provide useful information rather than simply displaying battery voltage and current,” Kittel says. “Based on your power usage, The Manager30 uses these figures to calculate how much power you have remaining in hours and days. The Manager30 can also graphically show where your power input is coming from so user’s will know what is going on at all times.”