2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

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RVs Move America Economic Impact Study was released June 3, 2019 at the RVIA annual meeting.

It revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supports nearly 600,000 jobs, with more than $32 billion in wages, and pays more than $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes.

The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, RVIA chairman, and Onan/Cummins Director of Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care.

For more information on the $114 billion total economic impact and what it includes, click 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.