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 .

Jayco and Willie's RV Grant 3-Year-Old's Wish of RV

Wed Jul 6, 2016

146782278821804.jpgSpencer, Wisconsin – Make-A-Wish Wisconsin granted the wish of a 3-year-old boy in June by giving him a 2016 Jayco Jay Flight SLX 265RLSW Travel Trailer.

The Foundation, along with Willie's RV in Bloomer and Jayco, presented 3-year-old Noel Felix of Spencer with his wish of the travel trailer on June 17.

Noel was diagnosed at birth with a life-threatening genetic disorder called X Linked Hydrocephalus. Both Willie’s RV and JAYCO donated a large portion of the camper so the family could have exactly what they needed for Noel’s medical needs.

Noel's parents, Noel and Tracy Felix, say their son is ecstatic at his granted wish.

“Our son loves to bump around in his wheelchair on the grass or gravel," the parents say. "He also loves to travel. He laughs at every bump in the road and thinks that no one should ever fix those bumps. So, what could be better than a camper? Nothing!”

Noel’s new travel trailer came equipped with plenty of storage space to allow for his medical equipment.

“We can travel away from home and he will still have everything he needs to continue having the quality of life that he has now, and deserves,” the Felix parents say. “This has given us a real sense of freedom. To be able to go, and do and see what other families get to, even though Noelie has so much stuff. Flying with everything would take a lot of planning and we still wouldn't know how he would be able to handle it. With this camper, we will just drive whereever we want to go instead. We certainly feel like our son's life will be enriched with hope, strength and joy with his wish.”