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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 .

Camping World and Good Sam to Have VIP Event for 50th Anniversary

Wed Aug 10, 2016

LINCOLNSHIRE, ILlinois - Camping World, the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam, the world's largest RV owners' organization, are celebrating their 50th anniversary by hosting a VIP event for customers at their Wauconda/Island Lake, Illinois area SuperCenter starting at 8 a.m. Aug. 13. There will be exciting promotions for shoppers throughout the day, including a special appearance by CEO Marcus Lemonis.

"As we celebrate this milestone, I want to thank you, our valued Club members and customers, for the honor of providing you and your family with the benefits, products and services that have helped you make priceless memories," Camping World CEO and Chairman Marcus Lemonis says. "We are proud that you have chosen us as your partners in fun and adventure, and we continue to commit ourselves to giving you the best service and experience possible as we look beyond this anniversary year."

Expect family fun at the 50th anniversary VIP event such as bounce houses, face painting and balloon artists from Bella's Bouncies; entertainment from Magic Dave; surprise character appearances; tunes spun by DJ Maximus; and farm animals from Patch 22's petting zoo. These are just some of the highlights set up for Aug. 13 at 27794 North Darrell Road, (Route 176 & Darrell Road) Wauconda, IL 60084. The celebration also will include two food trucks and free lunch catered by Honest Foods, featuring a BBQ style summer buffet between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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