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.

Oklahoma’s Shepherd named RVDA Chairman

Thu Nov 14, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

157374661273280.jpgRon Shepherd of Camperland of Oklahoma became the 2020 chairman of the Recreation Vehicle Dealer’s Association (RVDA) during the association’s annual meeting in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Shepherd’s appointment came on the third day of the RV Dealers Convention/Expo at Caesar’s Palace.

Shepherd told convention attendees the industry must do more to reduce Repair Event Cycle Time (RECT) or face alienating customers.

“I will do all I can to help move the needled a little further along, because our future depends on it,” Shepherd told convention attendees. “Tomorrow’s customers are not going to continue buying our products if they have too many problems or it takes too long to fix them when they break.”

“Pointing fingers is easy,” Shepherd says, “but working together to fix this issue benefits all of us, and we all have culpability here.”