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.

SureShade Production Moved Without a Hitch

Thu Oct 10, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

157072227537032.jpgTimed to National Manufacturing Day last week, SureShade held a grand opening for its new headquarters and production facility in Philadelphia.

The production plant will manufacture SureShade’s line of retractable sunshade systems for RVs and marine applications.

Visitors, including local politicians, employees and vendors, were provided with factory tours of the production processes for marine and RV sunshades.

SunShade’s new 11,000 square foot facility is three times larger that its previous plant and includes headquarter offices, training & product development space and a full manufacturing facility.

The grand opening marked a milestone for the 12-year-old manufacturing startup.

“When we first started this business we were focused on the marine industry, but boating is just one part of the overall $778 billion outdoor recreational ecosystem,” SureShade Co-Founder Dana Russikoff says.

“As we expanded into the $114 billion RV industry this year we are positioned for continued and sustainable growth,” Russikoff says.

The transition to the new facility went off without a hitch, SureShade Co-Founder and Engineer Ron Russikoff says.

“I am so proud of our incredible team accomplishing this move in record time with zero production downtime. We did not skip a shipment,”Ron Russikoff says.

A video of the grand opening at SureShare is posted to YouTube here.