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 .

Garmin Debuts GPS Product for RVs

Wed Apr 10, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155490471816491.pngGarmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., unveiled its new RV 780 GPS navigator, specifically designed for RV and camping enthusiasts.

The RV 780 navigator offers a 6.95-inch high-resolution edge-to-edge display that allows RV travelers to develop specialized custom routes that consider the size and weight of their vehicle to provide efficient routing, road warnings for steep grades, sharp curves and weight limits.
The RV 780 includes a directory of RV parks and services along with access to millions of POIs (points of interest) that bring Ultimate Public Campgrounds, KOA, iOverlander, PlanRV and other features along on the drive.

“What makes the RV 780 special is how well it was crafted to make the most of your overall camping experience by limiting the road challenges that come with driving an RV or camper,” says Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Having access to millions of RV-specific POIs at your fingertips, connected features, along with road warnings based on your RV profile, can make all the difference when you are planning your next campground adventure.”

The RV 780 includes information on notable sites from the History Network, a U.S. National Parks directory, TripAdvisor traveler ratings and millions of Foursquare points of interest. Garmin Traffic is also available directly out of the box with an included traffic cable.

The RV 780 navigator also includes features to help the RV enthusiast stay connected and aware of their surroundings for a better travel experience. For example, built-in Wi-Fi is available to access simple map and software updates. The device also promotes a crystal-clear display that details full North American maps and is compatible with the free Garmin Drive app.