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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 .

Camping World Acquires Minnesota-Based Quality RV

Fri Oct 28, 2016

145434773794726.pngLINCOLNSHIRE, Illinois - Camping World Holdings Inc. has announced the acquisition of Quality RV in Monticello, Minnesota. In connection with the acquisition of Quality RV, Camping World also has acquired additional land and is in the process of expanding and renovating the dealership to include a full-service Camping World retail store situated on about 14 acres. Camping World expects to complete renovations and open the store in December 2016.

"We are eagerly awaiting the opening of our newly renovated and expanded facility in Monticello and anticipate adding additional locations in targeted Minnesota markets to expand our market share," Camping World Chairman and CEO Marcus Lemonis says.

As part of the Camping World network, the location will offer a wide array of services including RV sales, service and parts and accessories for the outdoor and RV enthusiast and will provide the full suite of Good Sam products, services and protection plans, including roadside assistance, extended warranties and insurance.

The new Camping World Supercenter will feature motorhomes and towables from top manufacturers and brands, including Thor Motor Coach, Keystone RV, Dutchmen, Forest River and Livin Lite, and new and innovative products, accessories, interactive displays and customer experiences from top vendors such as Dometic, Honda, Thetford, Goodyear, Winegard, Camco, Roadmaster, Reese, Cequent, Lippert, Exide, Ultra-Fab, Coleman, Valterra, Champion, Rand McNally, Max-Air, BAL, Select Comfort, ASA Electronics, Cummins-Onan, WFCO, Weber, HWH, Presto-Fit, Stromberg-Carlson, RDK Products, Magellan, King Controls, Charbroil, Amerigas, ExxonMobil products, Norcold and many more.

"I always look for three things: People, Process and Product in relation to enhancing our Camping World and Good Sam presence," Lemonis says. "Our goal is to add more quality manufacturers and brands, increase our presence in the market and grow the workforce."