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 .
Mon Nov 21, 2016
The electronic version of the November issue of RV News is now available on the website.
In this issue, we take you to Prime Time Manufacturing, a division of Forest River, Inc., who has set out to put one dealer in every market with its seven core brands, understanding that efficiency and RV expertise doesn't mean hundreds of brands, but rather, becoming the best in its core areas it has developed since the beginning.
We also take you inside Dometic, which has consolidated its various acquired brands and companies under one logo - Mobile Living Made Easy. With the same understanding as Prime Time, Dometic has rebranded its company to focus on the things it feels it does better than anyone else. The time, resources and energy it has taken to undergo a worldwide change is recounted.
We take you on a tour of General RV Center of Michigan, where Owner Loren Baidas is intent on making its 10 satellite stores across the United States as perfect as possible.
Check out the feature on Little Guy Worldwide, which has relaunched the once-popular Serro Scotty trailers and producing new, larger, family-sized entry-level travel trailers to the RV market.
Last but not least, check out the RV Partsfinder software, which has made finding repair parts and schematics easier than it has ever been for RV dealerships.
Click on the link below to start reading November's issue of RV News.