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 .

Rear View Safety Hires Product Development Engineer

Thu May 16, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155801393212991.pngRear View Safety has hired Allan McGuire as a product development engineer. He comes to Rear View Safety with extensive experience in management and technology on an international level, as well as a strong background in high power shortwave and AM and FM radio rrequency engineering management.

McGuire started working out of the Elkhart, Ind. Rear View Safety office in late April. In addition to working with our RV customers to develop applications, McGuire will provide engineering input to Rear View Safety's growing RV-focused team to expand the client base by improving current products and building new products with input from customers.

"I am looking forward to working with Rear View Safety's team and customers, utilizing our products to build industry solutions,” McGuire says. “This is an exciting opportunity for developing and implementing new ideas and to expand our engineering capabilities."

Prior to joining Rear View Safety, McGuire co-founded and acted as senior design engineer and director of IP for Vast Power Systems, Inc, a company focused on clean power and good stewardship. He has also worked as a product engineer at Lippert Components, Inc.

Safe Fleet acquired Rear View Safety in 2016. Based in Brooklyn, Rear View Safety specializes in working with OEMs across many industries to produce camera safety products.