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 .

100th Anniversary of NPS Encourages to 'Experience Your America'

Fri Oct 14, 2016

147645982178535.jpgThe 100th anniversary of the National Park Service was marked on Aug. 25, 2016 and its Centennial Anniversary kicked off a second century of stewardship of America’s national parks and engaging communities through recreation, conservation and historic preservation programs.

In honor of its Centennial Anniversary, the NPS is encouraging everyone to “Experience your America” and discover the national parks and programs in their own backyards.

“There are many national parks that are in driving distance of one another and are waiting to be explored, and the optimal way to do this is in a RV,” Conejo Wholesale Auto & RV Owner Rick Ehlert says. “California alone is a treasure trove of national parks, including Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Sequoia and Yosemite, which has 10 campgrounds that can accommodate RVs.”

For those considering touring the national parks in honor of the NPS Centennial or to just “Experience your America,” Ehlert has listed his top three reasons why a RV is the best mode of transportation:

No. 1: Feel at home while seeing the great outdoors.

“Motorhomes are designed to feel like a home on wheels, including comfortable living, dining and sleeping areas, as well as bathrooms and kitchens,” Ehlert says. “A RV also acts as a springboard for the great outdoors. All you have to do is open the front door and, for example, there’s Mount Rushmore.”

No. 2: Family bonding and broadening horizons. Traveling by RV is known to reinforce family bonds and foster connection and communication, while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

“If you’re visiting national parks, it is also a great way to educate your children, who will not only experience the wonders of nature but can take part in the numerous educational youth programs offered by the NPS,” Ehlert says.

No. 3: Abundance of campgrounds and RV parks. The NPS possesses some of the best RV camping locations available on public land. Furthermore, there is a plethora of private campgrounds located in close proximity to popular tourist attractions and national parks.