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 .
Tue Sep 13, 2016
RV Care presented its first live Webcast for RV Owners on Saturday morning, when close to 280 people signed on to learn about "Getting Your RV Ready for Winter Storage."
Webcast host Derek Paterson and industry expert Art Dack, both from the RV Care Network, spoke on the topic.
The 80-minute presentation addressed exterior and interior preparations as well as the added value of protecting RVs from Canada's harsh winter climate with Adco RV covers, according to a press release.
Throughout the webcast, the chat box was busy with participants asking questions and sharing their own experiences. More than 150 people registered for a coupon to save $100 on the purchase of an RV cover, while other prizes also were given away.
"It's great how technology allows us to reach out and interact directly with RV owners, live, wherever they are," Paterson says. "Some people even mentioned in the chat box they were at the campground for the weekend, enjoying the RV lifestyle. Our goals were to provide them with helpful information to protect their investment while boosting sales in the RV Care stores leading into the fall and winterizing season."
"This was our first attempt at hosting a live webcast," RV Care Network VP and General Manager Earl Manning says. "Dealerships are already reporting a jump in visits and calls since the webcast from people looking for Adco covers and other supplies. We're very pleased with these early results and are already talking about what's next. We have great partner suppliers that we can work with to bring more helpful information to RV owners, while reinforcing the value of buying from one of the RV Care dealerships across Canada."
A replay of the RV Care Live Webcast, along with information about the national network's Fall Retail Event, is available through the RV Care website at www.rvcare.ca.