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.

FMCA RV Club Introduces New Battery Benefit For Members

Wed May 15, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155793412945270.pngFamily 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.