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 .

Industry Leaders Agree to Third-Party Identifier of Improvements

Mon Dec 5, 2016

The leaders of RVIA, RVDA and RVDA of Canada combined to make a joint statement about a new third-party facilitated process that would identify the primary actions needed to best improve the service-related issues within the industry.

Over the past decade, the elected officers of RVDA and RVIA have met twice per year to discuss issues critical to the health of the RV industry. Over the last 12 months, this group has met several times to specifically address the most pressing issues around the end user experience, and all parties agreed that while significant investment and improvements have occurred in the areas of parts and service, there is still work to do.

That leadership team, comprised of RVIA President Frank Hugelmeyer, RVDA President Phil Ingrassia, RVDA of Canada President Eleanore Hamm and a select group of representatives from the industry’s largest suppliers and distributors, agreed to invest in a third-party process.

"Our industry remains committed to the continued growth and prosperity of the RV industry and this investment is the next step in the journey to improving the RV consumer experience," the three leaders released in their joint statement.