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 .
Wed May 15, 2019
Author: RV News Staff
Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), an international association for RV owners, has announced a new partnership with Briter Products, creator and contract manufacturer of Ion-Ready lithium-iron-phosphate (LiFePO₄) batteries designed specifically for RV use.
Lithium-iron-phosphate batteries have various advantages over conventional lead-acid batteries used in RVs. LiFePO₄ batteries have twice the power and are about half the weight of lead-acid batteries, have a longer life expectancy, are fast charging and can be mounted internally or externally in various positions.
Briter Products’ Ion-Ready 12-volt batteries are encased in powder-coated steel to ensure durability, whether installed internally or externally. The battery’s cells are protected against vibrations or impact, and mechanical and electrical components provide stable conditions for the charging, storage, and delivery of power. Other safety features include fuse protection between each cell, charge-discharge protection and internal heat sensing. Internal connections are robotically bolted and torqued rather than soldered. This helps them to withstand road vibrations and prevents problems and safety concerns associated with bad connections, such as short-circuiting.
Each battery incorporates an LCD status screen that is either placed on top of the battery or on the side, depending on the model. A proprietary battery management system maintains internal cell balance and monitors power, temperature and charging for enhanced performance and service.
With the new partnership, Briter Products is offering FMCA members special member-only pricing on a battery and charger bundle, reduced rates on installation and the option to purchase an extended warranty for an additional 5 years. Eeach battery comes with a standard 5-year warranty from the date of purchase.
For more information about Briter Products, please click here.