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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 .

Quartzsite 2017 Show Scheduled for Jan. 21-29

Tue Aug 23, 2016

Quartzsite, Arizona – RVers all over the country and Canadian provinces are marking their calendars for the 2017 show schedule in Quartzsite, Arizona. This tiny desert hamlet bursts at the seams each January when tens of thousands of RVs converge on Quartzsite for the huge rock & mineral shows, swap meets and flea markets that take place there each winter.

One of the largest and most popular venues is the Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show. Now in its 34th year, this huge event takes place inside and around, “THE BIG TENT", located just 1/2 mile south of Interstate 10 on State Highway 95 (700 S. Central). This year the dates for the 34th Annual Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show are Jan. 21-29 and the hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There is no charge for admission or parking at the event that is now billed as "The Largest Consumer Attended RV Show in the US". The attendance for the 2016 show was estimated at more than 100,000 with more than 350 exhibits inside and around the 70,000 square foot, fully carpeted structure. The nine-day show included the "who's who" of the RV industry.

"If you're looking for anything related to RVs and travel, you'll find it at our RV show in Quartzsite," Promoter Kenny King says. "There will be hundreds of new and used RV's on display in 2017 and over a dozen service bays will be offering immediate installation, repairs & service on many of the items that will be exhibited during the show."

In 2016 there were numerous tourism related exhibits from the USA, Canada, Mexico and Europe as well as representatives from dozens of the nation’s finest RV resorts and campgrounds. There were many "workamper" recruiters from the National Parks and private campgrounds in attendance. They included several national parks including Yellowstone.

"The number and diversity of exhibits that you'll find at the Quartzsite RV Show will not be found at any other show of this type in the United States,” King says.

With the much improved economy, lower fuel prices, exhibitor signups are up significantly for 2017 with exhibit space selling briskly. This usually indicates that there will be a big spike in consumer attendance.

For exhibitor information, dates and times, photos, maps, directions and more, visit or call 714-377-7940.