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 .

RVDA of Canada Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary

Fri Aug 19, 2016

145858596373129.pngRichmond, British Columbia – The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada will be holding its 30th Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at the RV/Manufactured Housing Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana.

The RVDA of Canada was incorporated under the Not-for-profit corporation act on Aug. 26, 1986. This new association would unite and bring together members that represented the retail businesses involved in the recreation vehicle industry across Canada. This organization would provide the support and strength to protect and promote the interests and welfare of Canadian RV dealers so that they could all maximize their potential.

"As the current board reflected upon how best to mark this event, we decided that we wanted to have a formal acknowledgment of the past chairs or presidents who helped lead the association throughout the years," RVDA of Canada Chairman Sam Parks says. "We wanted to let them know that their contributions and dedication have helped ensure that the RVDA of Canada is what it is today.”

As such, the association has dedicated some “leadership bricks” to each individual which have been placed at the RV/Manufactured Housing Hall of Fame. A special reception, recognition ceremony and dinner will be held to celebrate the event. Attendees will include numerous past RVDA of Canada Chairmen as well as the current Board and Staff.

Photos of the event will be posted in the August 2016 issue of the member newsletter.

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada is a national, volunteer federation of provincial and regional RVDA associations and their members who have united to form a professional trade association for all businesses involved in the recreation vehicle industry.