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 .

FRVTA 2016 Convention To Be Held 90 Miles From Cuba

Tue Aug 9, 2016

RIVERVIEW, Florida - FRVTA will only be approximately 90 miles away from Cuba as it celebrates the 36th annual FRVTA State Convention at Hawk’s Cay Resort on Duck Key.

This is the same resort that hosted the 25th Annual FRVTA State Convention. Being so close to Cuba, the association decided that the theme for this year's Friday night dinner is Havana Nights. The dates for the convention are Thursday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Sept. 11.

This year’s convention will feature the brightest and best minds in the RV Industry to bring FRVTA members up-to-date on the state of the industry and what to expect in the coming months.

The theme for the convention is “Escape to Paradise, Discover the Keys to Success.” Everyone comes together at the “Island Time” Welcoming Reception on Thursday evening.

Friday morning the convention kicks off with the general session. This session also will feature representatives from RVIA and RVDA to update everyone on the record-setting year the RV Industry is enjoying. Friday afternoon will be time for the “Fun in the Sun” events including a snorkeling trip to a local reef, kayaking and paddle boarding on crystal clear waters and the dolphin encounter. Whatever you choose to do that afternoon, be ready to celebrate Cuban traditions and foods at the “Havana Nights” Costume/Dinner Party. Cuban music, food and dancers will give the feeling of being on the island.

Saturday morning, the breakout sessions will bring detailed information to attendees in smaller, more intimate classroom settings. Allen Monello will cover Dealer Compliance Issues, Tom Walworth from Statistical Surveys will take a look at the industry numbers. He will be offering a Customized Stat Survey Package valued at more than $2,500. The Report is a new online tool that provides the dealer with the ability to look at trends, by manufacturers, models, price points and zip codes.

The user can tailor a report to their geographical area, time period, price points etc. In addition the dealer can run maps that will pinpoint where the business is happening in their area. Dealers that are using this service have found new markets, products and opportunities for their dealership. Other sessions will cover identity theft, social media, investing and the political landscape.