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.

RV Consumer Tech and Safety Conference Moving to Elkhart

Fri Sep 6, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

156380532337383.pngThe long-running RV Technical Education and Safety Conference for Consumers annual conference moves to the RV Technical Institute, in Elkhart next spring, helping expand the pool of available technical expertise and improve the experience for RV owners.

Previously held in Elizabethtown, Ky., the RVSEF’s annual education and safety conference for RV Consumers “has long served as a unique educational conference for all levels of RVers,” RVTI Executive Director Curt Hemmeler says.

The spring conference is scheduled for May 14-17, 2020, at the RVTI campus in Elkhart. The regular fall RVSEF consumer conference is scheduled for Sept. 29-Oct. 3 in Elizabethtown.

The change in venue for the spring conference “will make it easier for the entire industry to participate and present at the conference,” Hemmeler says.

RV owners, whether new to the lifestyle or seasoned veterans will have an opportunity to learn from industry experts on topics including RV systems, campground setup, drivers training, vehicle safety, and the RV way of life, he says.

Locating the conference at the RVTI allows event organizers to “capitalize on the vast array of expertise concentrated in Elkhart, the heart of the RV industry,” Hemmeler says. “This will make it easier for the entire industry to participate and present at the conference.”

A key factor in improving the repair event cycle time (RECT) is consumer education on RV usage, maintenance and setting expectations.

“The overlapping missions of both organizations–to improve the consumer experience–makes this partnership a key component in fulfilling the mission,” Hemmeler says.

Sponsorship inquiries should be directed to show organizers. Additional information is available at RV Safety and Education Foundation.