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 .

RVDA of Canada Seeking Nominations for Dealer of the Year Award

Tue Jun 28, 2016

145858596373129.pngThe RVDA of Canada, in conjunction with Camping Canada's RV Lifestyle Magazine and Camping Canada's Dealer News, is inviting nominations from across Canada for the 2016 Walter Paseska Canadian RV Dealer of the Year Award.

Established in 1989 by Camping Canada, and dedicated to Walter Paseska for his many years of commitment and tireless dedication to the RV industry, this award is given to a Canadian RV acting dealer principal on the basis of the following criteria:

•Long-term dedication to the RV industry and promotion of the RV lifestyle by the acting dealer principal of a recognized full-service RV dealership;
•Commitment and participation in the RVDA at the provincial or national level;
•Recognition by customers and peers as a person with the highest integrity and credibility in both work and personal life; and
•Contribution to the community.

If you know someone whom you feel deserves to be recognized with this award, please submit your nomination(s) to the national office.

Download the 2016 nomination form and guidelines.

Nomination materials can be mailed, faxed or emailed as a pdf to:
RVDA of Canada
Ste. 145 - 11331 Coppersmith Way, Richmond, BC V7A 5J9
Tel: 604.718.6325 | Fax: 604.204.0154 | Email: info@rvda.ca
Deadline for submission: July 29, 2016

Choosing a winner:
A maximum of three candidates per province/region will be considered for the award. The Award Selection Committee, composed of the past five Dealer of the Year Award recipients and one representative from the award's sponsor, RV Lifestyle Magazine , chooses the winner(s) from the list of nominees by secret ballot.

Recognition of the winner:
RV Lifestyle Magazine will present this year's Canadian RV Dealer of the Year Award at the Canada Night Dinner in Louisville, KY, being held on November 28, 2016.

The winner(s) will be acknowledged in several ways:
•An etched glass award for the recipient(s);
•A profile story on the dealership in RV Lifestyle magazine and Dealer News;
•Presentation of a professionally-taken photograph of the recipient to the dealership;
•A paid announcement in their local paper(s); and
•Creation of press releases and a press kit for the dealer to send to local media, to national and regional media and to manufacturers, along with instructions for use by the dealer.

For questions or more information, contact Eleonore Hamm at the RVDA of Canada at (604) 718-6325 or info@rvda.ca, or Melanie Taylor at RV Lifestyle Magazine at (905) 624-8218.