2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

The new RVs Move America Economic Impact Study, released June 3, 2019 at the annual meeting of RVIA, revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supporting nearly 600,000 jobs, contributing more than $32 billion in wages, and paying 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.

New York Law Affecting RV Smoke Alarms in Effect

Fri Apr 12, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155128793944232.pngA new law took effect in New York on April 1 that requires all solely battery-operated smoke detecting alarm devices that are distributed, sold, offered for sale or imported, to employ a non-removable, non-replaceable battery that powers the device for a minimum of 10 years.

The provisions of this new law do not apply to battery-powered smoke detecting alarm devices which use a replaceable, removable battery if they have been ordered by, or are in the inventory of, owners, managing agents, contractors, wholesalers or retailers on or before April 1.

This new law primarily covers smoke alarms sold as aftermarket devices or as replacement devices for current alarms. Smoke alarms that are offered as original equipment by RV manufacturers would not be subject to these provisions, according to RVIA.

All product packaging containing a solely battery-operated smoke detecting alarm device sold in New York after April 1 must include the following information:

• (a) the manufacturer's name or registered trademark and the model number of the smoke detecting alarm device; and
• (b) that such alarm device is designed to have a minimum battery life of 10 years.

For more information, contact Mike Ochs at mochs@rvia.org.