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 .

Lazydays Hires Two New General Managers for Western Region

Tue Sep 13, 2016

TAMPA, Florida - Lazydays is strengthening its Western region leadership team with the appointment of two veteran RV industry professionals as general managers.

Evan Crayder has been named General Manager of Lazydays’ Loveland, Colorado RV dealership and Greg Justice will assume the role of General Manager at Lazydays’ Tucson RV dealership.

Crayder has extensive experience in the automotive and RV industries. Most recently, he has served as General Manager of Lazydays Tucson. He was previously a sales manager for Stadium Toyota before joining Lazydays’ Tampa sales team and was later employed as general manager at multiple Camping World locations in Florida.

“I am proud of the tremendous growth we achieved in Tucson, and I intend to bring that positive energy with me to Colorado,” Crayder says. “I look forward to being part of a successful team in Loveland.”

Justice is a 40-year veteran of the RV industry, with more than 20 years of his career at Lazydays’ flagship RV dealership in Tampa. He subsequently served as general manager for an Alabama RV dealership and for two Camping World stores before rejoining Lazydays to take on the General Manager position in Tucson.

“I am extremely happy to be returning to a company that puts customers first and I will do my part to ensure Lazydays Tucson delivers an exceptional experience,” Justice says.

Crayder and Justice will report to Chris Trapeni, Vice President of Lazydays’ Western Region.

“Evan has excelled as GM of our Tucson location, so I am excited to bring his expertise to our largest western RV dealership, where his knowledge and enthusiasm will undoubtedly make a big impact,” Trapeni says. "I am also pleased to welcome Greg back to Lazydays and proud to have him on my team. He originally hired me into the business and is one of the best leaders I’ve ever worked for, so I am confident that our Tucson dealership will thrive under his leadership.”