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 .

ASA Electronics Brings iN∙Command with Global Connect to Keystone

Mon Apr 16, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

152389225292596.jpgASA Electronics, based in Goshen, Indiana, continues the evolution of iN∙Command Control Systems with Global Connect technology, which comes standard on all 2019 Cougar models. Keystone Cougar is the first RV brand to use Global Connect technology across all models.

“Over the past 20 years, Cougar has earned the reputation as the industry leader in looks, floorplans and technology. By making iN∙Command with Global Connect a Cougar standard we continue to build on this legacy and give a new generation of RV buyers more reasons to choose Cougar,” says Cougar Product Manager Matt Christensen.

The innovative RV control system allows RV owners to control the essential motorized and monitoring functions of their RV with a state-of-the-art control panel or their smart device, Cougar says. The wall mount control panel is the central hub of the RV, controlling motorized slides, lights, and even the climate of the RV all in one place. These same functions and many more can be accessed and controlled remotely with the iN∙Command app, available for free on Apple and Android devices.

“We’re all incredibly proud of this latest generation of iN∙Command," says ASA RV OEM Account Manager, Cedric Waters. "The Global Connect feature and the ability to give RVers this unprecedented level of control is something we’ve talked about for a long time and it’s exciting to see that come to life.”

With Global Connect technology, RV owners stay in control far beyond the campsite using wifi and cellular data connections. This feature allows the owner to monitor water tanks, fuel, and battery levels as well as control many functions from anywhere in the world.

ASA Electronics has been designing and manufacturing mobile electronic products for the Marine, RV, PowerSports, Agricultural, Construction, Commercial Vehicle, and Bus industries since 1977. Their proprietary brands are JENSEN, JENSEN Marine, JENSEN Heavy Duty, iN∙Command, Marine Audio, Voyager and ADVENT Air. ASA is also a distributor in specialty markets for SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Polk Ultramarine, Klipsch, and XKGLOW products.

For more, visit ASAelectronics.com.

Keystone RV Company is the largest manufacturer of fifth wheel campers and a leading manufacturer of travel trailers. Headquartered in Goshen, Keystone's manufacturing plants are in Pendleton, Oregon, and Keystone brands are at about 1,000 dealerships throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information, go to KeystoneRV.com.