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RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Tampa Bay Summer RV Show Attracts 4,700

Mon Jun 27, 2016

RIVERVIEW, Florida - RV industry professionals and enthusiasts alike flocked to the Florida State Fairgrounds for the Tampa Bay Summer RV Show from June 23-26. Sponsored by the Florida RV Trade Association-Region 3, the show was billed as the only summer RV show in the state and 95 percent of it was held indoors in A/C comfort. The show featured new and used units from 11 RV dealers and more than 50 supplier booths.

The entire Expo Hall, Entertainment Hall and few outdoor spaces made up the RV display areas.

“We were fortunate that most of the show was indoors as hot weather and a little rain made it a great weekend to spend indoors,” FRVTA Regional Show Coordinator Patty Flanagan says. "It was great to see so many families over the weekend, it looks like the future of the RV Industry is alive and well”.

Just under 4,700 people came out to the show and they did more than just kick tires. Dealers reported great interest and good sales for the weekend.

“Summer is usually the time of year that our dealers take a break, but with shipments up, gas prices down and interest rates the best they will be, our dealers wanted to strike while the iron was hot," Flanagan says.

The following RV dealers participated: America Choice RV, Arrow RV. Camping World, Dream RV, General RV, Giant Recreation World, Harberson RV, Lazydays, Parliament Coach, RV World of Lakeland and Tampa RV.

Admission was only $4 for adults and children under 16 were free. Seniors received $1 off admission on Thursday, First Responders and Military (active and retired) received $1 off admission on Friday.

For more information contact the Florida RV Trade Association at (813) 741-0488 or visit their web site at