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 .

Airxcel Acquires Aqua-Hot

Mon Mar 11, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

154696721292538.jpgAirxcel Inc. has acquired Aqua-Hot Heating Systems Inc., a provider of hydronic heating systems to the RV industry for 34 years.

Airxcel describes Frederick, Colo-based Aqua Hot as being known for product innovation, quality and partnerships with OEM customers. Its heating systems are designed for larger fifth wheels and type A motorhomes.

Aqua-Hot joins RV Products, Suburban, Dicor and MCD as part of Airxcel’s RV Group.

“The Airxcel management team has a deep level of respect for Aqua-Hot, its products, heritage and dedication to customers and the RV industry,” Airxcel President and CEO Jeff Rutherford says. “This addition to the Airxcel stable of market leading brands like Coleman-Mach, Maxxair, Suburban, CAN, MCD and Dicor adds real value to all our customer segments.”

Paul Harter, Aqua-Hot president, says, “The team at Aqua-Hot is truly excited to join the Airxcel family and link arms with the other RV Group divisions. Our combined cultures of product expertise and committed partnerships will drive further product innovation.

“The team at Aqua-Hot has worked hard over the years to build a strong, valuable brand in the eyes of RVers and manufacturers. We’ve had tremendous success, and we look forward to continued growth as part of the Airxcel family of brands.”