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 .
Mon Oct 17, 2016
The Pennsylvania Recreation Vehicle and Campground Association will host both the Suburban and Coleman trainings in the coming weeks.
The Suburban training will be held Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at NTP-Stag (44 Tunkannock Ave.) in Exeter, Pennsylvania.
The session will be taught by Ronnie Ellison and will cover the sequence of operation on the Suburban water heaters and furnaces, with hands-on training.
The session is free for PRVCA members and qualifies for 8 re-certification hours.
The Coleman training will follow the day after, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at NTP-Stag.
It will be taught by Wayne Neff and will cover the sealed system of the refrigerant and control parts of an air conditioner and how to troubleshoot the system. It also will qualify for 8 re-certification hours.
Before the two trainings commence in November, the PRVCA will host the RV Preventive Maintenance course that begins Oct. 31 and runs through Nov. 27. The online program is run by Northampton Community College and the PRVCA, and allows the students to gain an in-depth understanding of RV maintenance with intensive, competency-based instruction.
The program also qualifies for 28 re-certification hours. To register, go online to https://lifelearn.northampton.edu/modules/. Call 610-861-5390 if you have problems with registration.