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 .
Thu Oct 13, 2016
The electronic version of the October issue of RV News is now available on the website.
In this issue, we bring you pages of highlights and photos from the Elkhart Open House, which has grown to be the biggest trade event in the RV industry. That is preceded by one story detailing the latest stove and refrigerator technologies that will be featured in several of the 2017 models, as brought to the industry by Furrion and Dometic.
We also bring you a statistical report of RV sales over the summer, which detail which brands sold best in each region and how the sales from May through August compared to last year. A parts manager's perspective of how to prepare for the winter season and stay on top of the latest winterization trends also is presented.
Finally, check out this month's dealer profile of Bill Thomas Camper Sales in Wentzville, Missouri, which discusses how keeping promises and holding RV manufacturers accountable for their quality has led to the large dealership's success.
Follow the link below to start reading October's issue of RV News.