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 .
Fri Nov 4, 2016
Camping World Holdings Inc. has announced an agreement to acquire the RV dealership of Dean's RV in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Camping World anticipates closing the acquisition in November. Current arrangements are to commence operations upon finalizing the transaction, with plans to construct a state-of-the-art RV sales and service facility, including a full-service Camping World retail store, in 2017, according to a press release.
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 Winnebago, Keystone, Forest River, Heartland and Jayco and new and innovative products, accessories, interactive displays and customer experiences from top vendors throughout the RV industry.