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 .

ASA Electronics Announces New Multimedia Navigation System Product

Thu Jun 2, 2016

146487827932691.jpgELKHART, Indiana – ASA Electronics has released the multimedia navigation system JRV9000 to the RV market.

The system features a large, 6.2” touchscreen with an incredible feature set including Bluetooth, Sirius XM capabilities, HDMI/MHL input and extensive navigation options.

“Built for Type A and C motorhomes in the RV market, this system incorporates RV specific functionality with multi-camera embedded switching, programmable navigation by vehicle size, along with Canadian maps which usually require a separate purchase,” ASA RV Industry Manager Jennifer King says.

The embedded switching eliminates the complicated controls used on other models. A typical RV backup system has three cameras, one for each side and one on the back. When paired with traditional aftermarket navigation systems, an external switcher box needs to be installed into the RV’s wiring and requires the driver to use the existing knobs and mechanisms around the driver’s seat, such as the turn signal, to switch between the camera angles viewable on the screen.

With the JRV9000, the switcher box is eliminated and a driver can easily toggle between camera angles through the highly responsive touch screen.

By eliminating the external switcher box, extra labor costs and issues also have been eliminated. Being easier to install, time and money are even saved on the RV production line.

“I’m really excited about bringing this full featured navigation system to the market," King says. "It is the latest development in our diverse lineup of dash stereos for the motorized market. And it addresses many of the challenges within the RV category.

For more information, visit www.ASAElectronics.com.