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 .
Wed Oct 12, 2016
In a competitive RV market, ArrKann RV Trailer and RV Centre in Alberta has set itself apart from the competition by winning a Top 5 rating year after year.
With 40 years in business and three locations in Edmonton and Calgary, the dealership has been a staple in the area, known for its family atmosphere and superior customer service. General Manager Sarah Baptiste spoke with the Integrated Dealers Systems about the company's business success.
"I've been in the dealership since I was a little girl," Baptiste says. "It's always been a family-owned business beginning with my grandfather and then father and uncle. I worked here throughout high school and when I got my degree, I joined the business as a parts manager. It's not one big thing we do, it's a lot of little things. Like many dealerships, our focus is on the customer service and retention. We work very hard on our culture and I think you can really feel that throughout the dealership. We make it a point to treat our customers and employees like people and not numbers. We invest our time into our staff and it, in turn, pays off in our customer service."