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 .

Amigo RV Founder Ron Dean Passes Away

Tue Aug 9, 2016

Amigo RV founder Ron Dean passed away on July 29 at the age of 87.

Ronald Raymond Dean was born in Raton, New Mexico, on July 7, 1929, and died unexpectedly, doing what he loved to do, being a connoisseur, at an estate sale on Friday, July 29.

As a boy, growing up in Raton, he liked to jump on and ride the freight trains going up the "road tunnel" and then wait for another train to jump on for the ride back down. He began his small business career by owning and operating a Chevron Station, then worked as an auctioneer. The travel kept him away from his family so he moved a new business north on Fourth street near I-40 and together with the love of his life, Ilene, they built Amigo RV, which eventually became Aloha RV, which specialized in sales and service of RV's.

A celebration of his life was held on Aug. 6.

Additional Information: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/abqjournal/obituary.aspx?pid=180910349