2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

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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.

Energy Star Certifies Dicor’s Polar White TPO Roofing Product

Thu Jun 27, 2019
Author: RV News

156164405592526.jpgEnergy Star has certified Polar White TPO roof membranes made by Dicor Products, an Airxcel brand. Polar White, part of the Diflex II product line, is also rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council.

“This is just another example of why Dicor Products is the leader in roofing systems in the RV market,” Vice President of OEM Sales for Airxcel’s RV group Troy Nusbaum said. “Not only has no other RV roofing membrane passed the requirements to achieve Energy Star status, but Polar White is also the only membrane to be listed by the Cool Roof Rating Council.”

OEMs are focused on providing cool comfort in RVs, Airxcel Division President for Dicor Products Anthony Wollschlager said. Now, the company can offer a solution.

“A cooler coach also means lower operating costs by allowing the AC condenser to run less frequently and in turn offering a quiet, comfortable night at the campground,” Wollschlager said.

Energy Star certification is a voluntary program through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect the environment. The Cool Roof Rating Council develops methods for evaluating and labeling solar reflectance and thermal emittance of heat of products.

Certified roof products reflect more of the sun’s rays, which can lower the surface temperature by up to 50 degrees Fahrenheit and lower the temperature inside an RV. The roof membranes can also help reduce cooling demand, in some cases by 10 to 15 percent, according to a news release from Dicor.