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.

Ranger Distribution Adds Ben Jones as Partner

Tue Oct 8, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

157048071755061.pngJust one month after opening its doors, Ranger Distribution brings Ben Jones on board as a partner in the budding company.

Jones (pictured) joins RDI from Dave Carter and Associates where he was a sales leader. Previously, he was director of sales at Lasalle Bristol.

John Curran, RDI co-founder and CEO, was president and CEO at Dave Carter and Associates. He says he has worked with Jones for a long time and that Jones will have an immediate, positive impact on RDI’s growth and customer service.

Jones is “a perfect match for RDI’s Core Values. He is a top talent in the industry with a broad range of knowledge and strong relationships on the OEM and product sides,” Curran says.

In addition to his industry leading sales, Jones “helped develop numerous plumbing and electrical products that have since become industry standards,” Curran says.

Jones in-depth product knowledge and his sales skills will be a huge asset to RDI, Curran says.

Jones says that he has worked with RDI co-founders Brent Diver, Rod Humphries and John Curran.

Jones expresses enthusiasm at “the opportunity to create our own company with a mutual commitment to raise the bar in service and support for parts distribution to RV OEMs.”

Ranger Distribution was launched in late August. In addition to improved service to its customers, the RDI mission is to use leading edge technology and tap into the more than 100 years of industry experience the founders bring and to deliver what customers need on time, every time.