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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 .

RV Inspection Connection Expands to Private Market

Wed Aug 31, 2016

147265243777369.jpgFashioned after the Blue Shield Certified Pre-Owned program exclusively for dealers that was launched several months ago, RV Inspection Connection has opened its Blue Shield Program to the private market.

RV Inspection Connection Director of Marketing and Sales Todd Henson says, according to 2014 and 2015 Autotrader CPO studies, “The top two factors customers consider a vehicle being a certified pre-owned unit is a thorough inspection and warranty or service agreement.”

RV Inspection Connection has expanded its Blue Shield Certified Pre-Owned Program to the private buyer by offering an RV Inspection and Service Agreement package to qualified RV units.

“What we see is a real need in the private sector, a product that offers customers true peace of mind by providing information and protection against the unknown and unexpected,” says Henson. “Most private buyers do not have the ability to fully inspect an RV themselves and most service contracts offered simply exclude pre-existing conditions. Unfortunately, the buyer doesn’t know what problems the RV may have and they will not know what is considered pre-existing until it’s too late.”

The Blue Shield Protection Program is administered by RV Inspection Connection and is available nationwide to private buyers. For a no pressure quote, contact Todd Henson at, call 877.540.4272 or visit