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 .

Nineteen New Exhibitors Lined Up for RVDA Convention

Fri Jul 29, 2016

146125008949210.gifFairfax, Virginia - Dealers walking the expo floor at the 2016 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo will notice more than a dozen new exhibitors and will likely see two sold out exhibit halls. Only a few booths remain unsold and 19 exhibitors have signed up to be part of the expo for the first time.

The convention/expo, the largest education and networking event for North America’s RV dealers, will take place Nov. 7-11 at Bally’s in Las Vegas. Booth sales for 2016 have outpaced the past several years and a complete sellout is anticipated.

“Interest has been so high this year,” RVDA Marketing Manager Julie Newhouse says. “Our exhibitors know RVDA members are the retail powerhouses of the RV industry, accounting for more than 84 percent of the RV sales in the U.S. market and 90 percent in the Canadian market. This show is a great opportunity for industry partners looking to gain exposure, meet new prospects, network and strengthen existing relationships.”

A searchable list of all exhibitors is on the convention website. The first-time exhibitors are:
• ARC Representation
• Camco Manufacturing, Inc.
• CGEAR Sand Free Technology
• Dealership Performance CRM
• Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc.
• HSM Transportation and Specialty Manufacturing
• Land N Sea Distributing
• Pineapple Crush
• Professional Sales RV
• Pro-Vigil Surveillance Services
• RV Ad Pros
• RV Rental Connection, Inc.
• RV Training Center, Inc. (RVTC)
• SuperSprings International Inc.
• Triad Insurance Management & Services Agency, Inc.
• Universal Lenders LLC
• Vehicle Administrative Services
• WHRZT! Inc.

The expo opens with a reception from 4–7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, and will span two halls filled with the leading manufacturers, suppliers and vendors serving the RV industry. The expo will be open again on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch will be served in the expo both days.

The 2016 theme is “Gear Up for Success” and the RVDA Convention/Expo Committee is working to provide an array of workshops and networking events that will help dealers build on an expanding market and interest in RVs and RV travel.

Because there is little space remaining, companies interested in exhibiting should contact Julie Newhouse as soon as possible. She can be reached at 703-364-5518 or jnewhouse@rvda.org. For more information download the exhibiting prospectus at www.rvda.org/convention/exhibit.

Visit www.rvda.org/convention and www.rvlearningcenter.com to register for the convention and for regular updates. You also can get convention updates on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.