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 .

Penticton Campground Upset at Wal-Mart for Unfair Competition

Wed Aug 17, 2016

Ma-and-pa shops have long had a hate for Wal-Mart, but now a Penticton campground operator is speaking out about what he sees as unfair competition from the retail giant.

When Penticton’s tourist season is at its peak, as many as 30 RVs can be counted in the Walmart Supercenter parking lot on Green Avenue. This irks Harvey Anweiler, the owner and operator of South Beach Gardens on Skaha Lake Road for the past 23 years.

Anweiler says people don’t camp in parking lots because of a lack of campsite vacancies. He has 280 in his park alone. The reason, he believes, is to save money.

Additional Information: http://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/business_news/article_c40df566-6048-11e6-8b6b-c75e75c3d522.html