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 .

VAS Says RV Technical Support Can be Key for Dealers

Fri Jul 22, 2016

Recreational Vehicles are very complex and customers may leave the dealer’s lot with numerous technical questions that need to be answered in the future.

Most RV technical issues are fairly minor, and many times, experts can troubleshoot and provide solutions by phone. RV techs take pressure off their dealer by answering certain questions and provide customer RV service. They can assist with basic instructions and technical diagnosis for troubleshooting common operational issues regarding your customers RV.

Offering 24/7 RV tech service is a win for the dealer and customer, according to a press release from VAS. The inconvenience of getting the RV to a repair shop for minor problems is eliminated, and dealers look like heroes for providing this invaluable service to their customers. Once the RV tech takes the call to analyze the problem and provides a solution, they can assist with getting a mobile mechanic or tow if needed.

VAS has an RV tech benefit included in the motor club that can help new to veteran RV owners.