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 .

CalARVC Redesigns Website

Thu Dec 8, 2016

148121172287216.jpgAUBURN, California - The California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds has redesigned its website at CalARVC.org to include downloadable legal documents and other resources that are highly sought after by park operators across the state.

“We’re trying to give our members exactly what they want with our newly designed website,” CALARVC Executive Director and CEO Debbie Sipe says.

The newly designed website caters to the needs of CalARVC’s distinct constituencies, which range from campgrounds that cater to overnight guests to RV parks with long term tenancies.

As a result, CalARVC.org now includes downloadable removal and eviction forms, requirements and instructions for defaulting occupants, defaulting tenants as well as defaulting RV park residents.

Other downloadable documents include credit applications; month-to-month rental agreements and RV storage agreements. The website also provides white papers involving Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines; human resources topics involving Workampers; managers; on-call employees; and employee safety; guest management topics, including Megan’s law; rent increases; abandoned vehicles; denial of tenancy; and California Climate Rebates. The white paper series also includes informative materials involving park model RVs, tiny houses, water savings and WiFi.

CalARVC.org also has downloadable templates for injury prevention plans, which are required for all employers; a workplace safety code of ethics; and an emergency plan template, which is required for a state operating permit.

The newly designed website also provides public relations and marketing tools to increase member’s camper nights, on-going advocacy work as well as free access to CalARVC’s Buyers Guide, an online searchable tool of CalARVC’s Industry vendor members.

CalARVC.org also provides information on upcoming educational and networking events, such as the increasingly popular CalARVC RV Park Day events that are held twice a year as well as information about upcoming industry conferences and educational opportunities across the country.

Sipe says the website was redesigned based on input CalARVC received from a recent in-depth membership survey, in which association members identified “access to expertise and resources” as the most sought after member benefit.

“One-on-one attention is the most valuable resource for answering questions,” Sipe says. “However, our members prefer self-help and want to look for resources at CalARVC.org first.”

Advocacy for California-specific issues was the second most important member benefit, while Camp-California! Marketing was ranked the third most valuable member benefit and the second most motivating reason to invest in the association.

Based in Auburn, the California Association of the RV Parks and Campgrounds is the trade association that handles government affairs and marketing for campgrounds, RV parks and resorts across the Golden State. For more information, visit www.calarvc.org.