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 .

Record Crowds at Florida RV Show

Fri Nov 11, 2016

147888213090657.pngRiverview, Fla. – Region 3 of the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) opened its Tampa Bay Fall RV Show on Thursday at the Florida State Fairgrounds to record crowds topping 1,000 attendees, almost double from last year, according to the organizers. The show ends Sunday.

“Both RV dealers and booth exhibitors were thrilled with the opening day crowd,” says FRVTA Marketing Director Dave Kelly. “I think a lot of the positive attitudes and consumer confidence has to do with the election coming to an end. RV sales have typically been a leading economic indicator, and if that’s the case, the winter shows should be fantastic.”

With over 100,000 square feet of exhibit space, the show is the largest of it kind in the region. Participating RV dealers include America Choice, Arrow RV, Camping World, General RV, Harberson RV, Lazydays, RV World of Lakeland and Tampa RV.