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.

Magnadyne Hires Team to Helm New RV Aftermarket Business

Tue Jun 11, 2019
Author: RV News

156021055416221.jpgMagnadyne, an electronics supplier for major RV manufacturers, is expanding into the aftermarket distribution channel. The Compton, California-based company has hired Leisure Time Sales and Marketing to establish a brand for its new line of RV replacement parts.

“We have been supplying antennas, in-wall radios, and speakers to RV manufacturers for over four decades. Recently, we expanded the line to include USB charging solutions and wifi extenders, (and) IOT and LTE connectivity in order to meet the needs of today’s RV customer,” Magnadyne President and Founder Barry Caren said. “The foundation of trust and quality has been laid for our success in the aftermarket.”

Leisure Time as been working with the RV aftermarket industry since 1976.

“We are very excited to team up with such a great company and to be introducing these great Magnadyne products to the aftermarket for the first time,” President Mike Willhoff said.

Magnadyne has hired Michael Sherman to lead the new segment as its business development manager. He previously worked as director of sales for Intellicom.

Sherman joins Tony Mercado, who left his job leading aftermarket car electronics for JVC Kenwood last year to go to work for Magnadyne.