2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

RVs Move America infographic

RVs Move America Economic Impact Study was released June 3, 2019 at the RVIA annual meeting.

It revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supports nearly 600,000 jobs, with more than $32 billion in wages, and pays 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.

Talin Manufacturing Announces New Surge Tank

Thu Jun 13, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

156038188330323.pngTalin Manufacturing, based in Brooksville, Fla., announces the Vector tank, a new product for the RV and trucking industries. The coolant surge tank is designed to replace current plastic and aluminum surge tanks on diesel motorhomes and semitrucks.

“We are proud to deliver to the RV and trucking world a high-quality coolant surge tank,” Talin Director Chris Throgmartin says. “We studied the failure rates of current designs on the market and wanted to develop a new tank using military aviation design and build techniques and deliver a high-quality surge tank for RVers and truckers. With the design and material content we accomplished this goal with the Vector tank.”

Departing from common OEM and aftermarket tanks built of plastic or aluminum, Talin’s tank is made using 16-gauge 304 aviation grade stainless steel. Included will be a fused glass site window for quick coolant level monitoring. Each tank will also come with an electronic level sensor which will adapt to almost all existing low-level sensor alarm systems. The tank will also employ several other design characteristics making filling and checking levels easier. The tank will employ 304 stainless fittings and will come complete with a radiator cap.

“During the design phase of all of our products, we bring in engineering consultants from the aviation industry because they are more in tune with designing parts with repetitive life cycles and severe duty applications,” Throgmartin says. “The product manufacturing will be handled by our fabrication partner who has a great deal of expertise in aviation and pharmaceutical tank assemblies. Our staff will complete final assembly at our facility.”

Sales will be handled through their Talin RV division. The tank will carry a 5-year manufacturer warranty. The product is currently in production and will be ready for shipping July 1, 2019.