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 .

Intellitec Debuts Battery Disconnect Device

Fri Mar 15, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155260285614583.pngIntellitec Products, LLC launched the Battery Guard 1000 smart battery disconnect at RVX: The RV Experience in Salt Lake City this week.

The product alarms when the voltage is low and automatically disconnects power at a preset level to prevent battery rundown. It also communicates the battery status and can be controlled by either a momentary or a maintained contact.

“Intellitec is focused on providing more value to our customers by incorporating intelligence into our products,” Intellitec President Ned Schiff says. “We have a great history in battery management with over 2 million battery disconnects in operation world-wide. The BG1000 is easy to install and economical. The feedback from our customers has been very positive.”


Jeff Caudill, Intellitec Products’ applications engineering manager, says, “Preventing dead batteries provides tremendous value to the vehicle owner, dealers, and OEM manufacturers. It provides real protection for the customer, avoids dead batteries on the dealers’ lots, reduces warranty costs, and prevents damage to the coil that can be caused by a sticky switch.”

The initial introduction of the BG1000 is for 100 amps systems in 12- and 24-volt models.