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 .

On-line Shopper Traffic Up 60 Percent

Thu Nov 10, 2016

Sumas, Wash. — RVT.com, an on-line classified ads site for new and used RVs, has a new advertising product that enables RV dealers to showcase their high-end inventory to a national audience.

“There are luxury RV buyers who are willing to travel across the country to get their hands on that perfect, high-end, luxury RV,” says Shawn Friesen, RVT.com vice president. “This new advertising product enables dealers to highlight a particular luxury RV, or any select inventory, on RVT.com‘s high traffic Home and Search Results pages, to buyers across the U.S. or Canada.”

RVT.com’s National Featured Ads for Dealers are available in three versions: Homepage, Homepage Spotlight, and Search Results. According to Friesen, a National Homepage Featured ad can deliver twice as many listing views and a National Homepage Spotlight ad can garner four times more listing views than a regular listing on RVT.com.

A National Search Featured ad, which appears in the top row of search results pages on RVT.com, can deliver six times more listing views than a regular ad on RVT.com.

In addition, RVT.com reported 2.7 million consumer visits in July and August 2016, an increase of 60 percent over the same time period last year. The RV shopping site’s volume of email leads for its seller program is also up 60 percent compared with July and August of 2015.

RVT.com is a leading provider of classified ads with over 11 million annual consumer visits, featuring 75,000 new and used RVs for sale by owner and dealer. RVT.com assists in the sale of thousands of RVs every month, and currently showcases inventory for 780 RV dealerships.