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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 .

Two Gulf Stream Coach Trailers Win RVDA Quality Circle Awards

Fri Nov 18, 2016

147949267287190.jpgNappanee, Indiana - Two popular retail sales champions from Gulf Stream Coach, the retro-themed Vintage Cruiser and the Euro-style Vista Cruiser, have been recognized by the RVDA with the prestigious Quality Circle Award for 2016.

“We’re riding a wave of retail success that has earned the business of over 125 new dealers this year,” says Tim Dennig, Gulf Stream Coach's Lightweight Division National Sales Manager. "Our ultra-light Cruiser 'cousins' have given dealers and their customers something to get excited about, causing crowds at RV Shows, ‘gotta-have-it’ cross-country buying trips to stocking dealers and, perhaps most importantly, strong margins and incredibly fast retail turns on dealer lots.

"We’re building for two types of buyers who expect top-quality construction, a high level of fit-and-finish and a full complement of luxury features,” Dennig says. “First, experienced RVers who want the ideal combination of convenience and luxury for traveling couples without giving up on quality or luxury. Second, new RVers who have high expectations driven by their experience with other travel accommodations and technology, whose last vacation trip might have been a luxury cruise. In either case, our 'Cruisers; are hitting the mark.”

Gulf Stream Coach is pleased and honored to have earned the support and confidence of RVDA member dealers, who have recognized top-level performance by Gulf Stream Coach in four key areas: Reliability/Quality, Parts, Warranty and Sales, according to a company press release.

Several examples of the Quality Circle-winning Vintage Cruiser and Vista Cruiser will be on display at the upcoming RVIA Show in Louisville and more information on the winners is available from Tim Dennig (574-876-6120, tdennig@gulfstreamcoach.com).