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 .
Mon Aug 22, 2016
The deadline for final dealer savings for the RV Dealers Convention/Expo in Las Vegas is Aug. 31.
Planning is well under way for the 2016 RV Dealers International Convention / Expo, being held Nov. 7 – 11, 2016, at Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip. This is the premier education event of the year for North American RV dealers and their staff.
The theme is Gear Up for Success, and dealers are encouraged to bring their top performers for a week of fixed-operations training and education, leadership development, networking and motivation that will 'Gear Up" their performance to new heights.
The RVDA Convention / Expo Committee is working hard to provide an array of workshops and networking events that will help dealers build on an expanding market and interest in RVs and RV travel. You can expect the same great energy, line up of awesome speakers, variety of topics for all departments, lots of opportunities to be social and network and a motivational opening keynote at this year's RV Dealers Convention / Expo.
The week starts with Vendor Training Plus on Monday and Tuesday and includes a general session, educational and networking programs for Young Executives, Partners in Progress meetings, and track workshops designed to address the leading issues that drive every department in the dealership. In addition, the Society of Certified RV Professionals will head into its third year with another special event featuring recognitions, a guest speaker and networking opportunities. Registrants can also attend a mini-rental school at no extra charge.
With education tracks for dealer / GMs, sales, service, parts, F&I, rental, and social media / eMarketing, the Convention offers something to meet the professional development needs of most fixed-ops professionals.
Until Aug. 31, each first dealership registrant will receive a discount, so they are paying only $692. Then, each additional registrant at the dealership will pay $671. A new member fee of $576 will be added for anyone who joined the RVDA of Canada since the last convention. Anyone who registers after Aug. 31, will pay $965.
Other fees include the associate member fee of $1,099 and a non-member fee of $1,345.
The Convention venue is Bally’s, so the majority of events will take place in one area, increasing the chances of connecting with colleagues and staying on schedule. The centrally located dealer lounge, equipped with Wi-Fi and comfortable seating, is back this year. In addition, the RVDA block of hotel rooms at Bally’s and Paris offers convenient lodging and easy access to the nightlife along the Vegas Strip.
For hotel accommodations, attendees can book online or over the phone by calling 877-603-4389.
Use the group code SBRVD6 for Bally's and SPRVD6 for Paris.
Nightly rates in the RVDA room block are $145 at Bally's and $175 at Paris. The room block rates apply Nov. 5-11 and expire Oct. 5.