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.

RV Rental Dealer Group Expands

Thu Sep 12, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

156830510360913.jpgA group of RV rental dealers, originally formed three years ago to improve dealer opportunities and the rental experience for domestic and international customers, has expanded to more than 22 participating locations offering a rental fleet of 850 units.

The RV Rental Dealers is looking to further expand and “share best practices, participate in a buyer program and take advantage of discounts,” RVRD Managing Director Scott Jones says. Jones is Co-owner of Access RV Scott Jones in Salt Lake City.

“With the emerging P2P (peer-to-peer) rental market with apps such as RVShare and Outdoorsy, RVRD members are seeing a sharp increase in last minute reservations because the private RV they had reserved is suddenly not available,” Jones says.

“Rental customers are realizing the importance of working with an established rental operator that can supply a well-maintained RV for their special vacation,” he adds.

The rental organization provides members with 20 Group benefits, including regular online discussions, industry reports that identify early market trends, best ideas sharing and techniques to increase profits. Ongoing peer mentoring with experienced leaders in the RV rental business can “accelerate business growth and profitability,” Jones says.

Topping the list of benefits is participation in the new RoamAWAY.com online rental application. Directing potential rental customers to RVRD members who meet the highest standards, the RoamAWAY app provides access to “the best local rental dealers with the benefits of national support and integrity,” he says.

The rental dealers group hold an annual member conference this year Dec. 10-11 Charlotte, N.C. The event will include presentations manufacturers and service providers.

Additional information about becoming an RVRD dealer member is available at here.