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 .

ARC Representation and Pinnacle Appliances Join Forces

Wed Oct 12, 2016

ARC Representation and Pinnacle Appliances have announce that they are joining forces to sell more appliances in the RV market.

“ARC is thrilled to have Pinnacle as our partner in washers, dryers and other appliances”, ARC Managing Partner Raymond Padgett says. “We have stated that we want to represent quality suppliers and this is a great example of that mandate. As a leader in the industry, Pinnacle stands poised for great growth and we believe that our training efforts and merchandising efforts will help get them to their goal.”

“We are delighted to have ARC as our sales representatives for the U.S.," Pinnacle President Atul Vir says. "We value our relationships in the RV aftermarket distributors. With our push toward dealer education and training, we are confident ARC will deliver to our expectations.”

“As we progress toward true nationwide representation we still have room for a couple more suppliers and a couple more salespeople (Northeast & Northwest)”, Padgett says. “Currently our staff of six is doing great work with dealers, helping them with merchandising, doing real world training and finding new ways to help dealers achieve their goals. Once we have all our positions filled we will be able to take that service to all dealers in the U.S.”

“It really is all about helping the dealers sell more product," Ultra-Fab Vice President of Sales & Marketing Brian Allred says. “ARC has done a great job for us in placing our planograms and helping many dealers see how this will help them sell more products.”

Suppliers can contact Padgett at 404-754-8928 about one of the remaining slots before they run out. Dealers can contact Padgett or their local regional manager.