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 Battery Wins International Award

Wed Mar 27, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155362794964042.pngThe Dometic PLB40 portable lithium battery has received the Red Dot Award: Product Design, which distinguishes products that feature outstanding design.

“Innovative design is a key element of our product leadership in the market,” Dometic President and CEO Juan Vargues says. “Outstanding design and functionality are what we strive for when we create a new product. I am pleased that our effort was recognized by such a distinguished organization and internationally recognized award.”

The Dometic PLB40 is a next-generation portable battery. Engineered to satisfy outdoor and mobile lifestyles with high electrical demands, Dometic says the PLB40 is the lightest and most powerful battery in its category.

“I would like to congratulate the laureates sincerely on their wonderful success,” says Dr. Peter Zec, Red Dot’s founder and CEO, referring to the winners. “The fact that their products were able to satisfy the strict criteria of the jury bears testimony to their award-winning design quality. The laureates are thus setting key trends in the design industry and are showing where future directions may lead.”

The Red Dot Award: Product Design is one of the world’s largest design competitions. In 2019, designers and manufacturers from 55 countries entered more than 5,500 products in the competition. The international jury includes experienced experts from different disciplines and has been convening for more than 60 years to select the year’s best designs.

During a several-day process, judges try out the products, discuss them and ultimately reach a decision regarding the design quality of the entries.