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 .

Campers Inn Acquires Tom Stinnett Derby City RV

Mon Dec 5, 2016

145262068631749.pngCLARKSVILLE, Indiana — Campers Inn RV has announced the acquisition of Tom Stinnett Derby City RV in Clarksville. Campers Inn RV is excited to serve the Louisville RV market, and it plans to retain Derby City RV staff and integrate its operations into its corporate infrastructure, according to a press release.

“This is a very proud day for myself and the Campers Inn RV organization,” Campers Inn President-Owner Jeff Hirsch says. “We are aligning with one of the premier dealers in the US, as well as an industry titan. We are extremely excited about the opportunity to further our quest westward with this acquisition. As we continue our expansion efforts, we look forward to developing more Campers Inn RV stores in the Midwest.”

Tom Stinnett founded Tom Stinnett Derby City RV in 1978. Since then, it has grown into one of the premier RV dealerships in the Midwest and it boasts the largest interior showroom in the nation. It has received numerous Top Dealer awards from a variety of manufacturers. Stinnett has served as Chairman for the RVDA and RVAC, and he has been a member and Co-Chairman of GoRVing.

"I am extremely pleased to be adding Tom Stinnett Derby City RV to the Campers Inn RV family,” Stinnett says. “Their culture, integrity and business model are a perfect fit for our dealership and our employees. I look forward to assisting Jeff and his team at Campers Inn RV in reaching their expansion goals.”

Co-Owner Paul Cunningham, a long-time RV salesperson and manager, partnered with Stinnett in 2010. Cunningham will serve as the General Sales Manager for the new dealership.

“With Tom, I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside a great partner and a true force in the RV industry,” Cunningham says. “I’m looking forward to continuing working with Tom, as well as the Campers Inn RV team, who are another group of industry leaders.”

This dealership will become the 16th location operated by Campers Inn RV. The new store represents the company’s ambition to grow its dealerships beyond the East Coast, as well as expand the network of resources available to customers traveling the country.

The dealership will be under the direction of Regional Director Ed Unger III.

“I am excited to be working again in the Midwest RV market,” Unger says. “I am looking forward to helping Tom Stinnett Derby City RV join the Campers Inn RV family. I have always held Tom Stinnett and his team in high regard. Tom has built a fantastic dealership, and he has been a great leader in the RV industry for many years. This is a great location to continue to build the Campers Inn RV brand, and it will help us to achieve our goal of being the trusted resource in the marketplace.”

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Campers Inn RV was honored as the winner of the 2014 Innovation Award. For more information about Campers Inn RV, visit www.CampersInn.com.