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 .
Wed Aug 3, 2016
Cleburne, Texas - Just four months after opening location No. 7, Fun Town RV is opening its eighth location, Fun Town RV Denton, just north of Denton, Texas. Denton is a town of about 130,000, 35 miles north of Fort Worth on I-35.
“Denton is a vibrant, growing city,” Fun Town CEO Jarrod McGhee says. “It has two great colleges and is located just north of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and is an easy drive from either city, so many commuters live there.”
Namon Hollis, who has been in the RV industry for more than 20 years, will helm Fun Town RV Denton. Oddly enough, Hollis worked at the same lot as a salesman back in 2007 when it was a Fun Time RV location owned by Sam Kidd.
“This is a homecoming of sorts,” Hollis says. "I have a degree of familiarity with the lot and the town. I am excited about the opportunity to implement the Fun Town RV business model in such a great location. I think we are destined to do some pretty great things.”
This will be the closest location to the Fun Town RV Superstore in Cleburne.
“It’s sometimes harder for people from the north side of the Metroplex to drive to our Cleburne location,” McGhee says. "With good traffic, you can be looking at an hour and 20 minutes. On a bad day, two hours. We thought this location on I-35 was too good to pass up. We can offer sales and service much closer to the customer. And nobody in this area was offering the prices or selection that Fun Town can bring to the table.”