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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 .

Sobel University Announces Enrollment Records for October Classes

Tue Sep 27, 2016

Tacoma, Washington – Sobel University is well known in the RV industry for its 5-day RV specific sales and management training classes. The school has announced that its upcoming course, scheduled Oct. 17-21, has broken enrollment records previously set in 2006.

“It just goes to show that our training has stayed current with today’s customers," Sobel University President Randy Sobel says. “We are making arrangements with vendors and nearby hotels to accommodate the increased number of sales people and managers seeking professional sales training.”

October’s class is the last chance for salespeople who have not passed a Comprehensive Sales Course to attend this intense training in 2016. The last class of the year is an advanced course scheduled for Dec. 5-9, 2016. December’s course features keynote speaker Phil Ingrassia and is only open to those who have successfully completed the entry level exams.

Deadline to enroll in the October Comprehensive Sales Course is Oct. 7.

To learn more, visit or call 253-565-2577.