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 .

Galleria by Coachmen RV Expands Floorplan Selections

Tue Aug 9, 2016

Middlebury, Indiana – Galleria by Coachmen RV, a Division of Forest River, Inc., continues to expand floorplan selections along with its dealer/partner network. The Galleria Type B Motorhome Division is a standalone division within Coachmen RV targeting the growing Type B market. Having launched its first Type B on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis less than a year ago, Galleria is expanding in the Type B marketplace by offering desirable floorplans with stunning décors/color schemes, utilizing high-end amenities and providing a fit and finish unequaled in the product segment.

The Galleria division of Coachmen RV has introduced the new 24RT floorplan which features a smaller bath (larger aisle), larger refrigerator, higher convection microwave position and larger holding tanks. This new floorplan incorporates the open feel provided by utilizing the windows from the kitchen base all the way to the rear wall.

The growth of Galleria’s dealer/partner network continues as the company prepares for the Product Expo in September. Even though many dealers normally make their buying decisions in September, Galleria is seeing dealers signing on now to ensure they don’t miss out on the product line in their area.

“The new 24RT floorplan is a great addition to the product line-up," Galleria GM Mark Steele says. "This floorplan is already a proven seller in the market and by offering it with the Galleria upgrades, it will be a strong winner. With the best-in-class handmade custom Amish crafted solid maple cabinetry, you get the feel of quality the second you step into the coach. We have just recently added dealers in Colorado, California, Alabama, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Mexico and New York. Even with these recent additions, we still have open markets that need the right dealer/partners.”

Steele says that the interest and favorable comments regarding the product indicate that the product is right for the market and the time.

“We have indeed created the ultimate touring vehicle,” he says.

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