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 .
Thu Dec 8, 2016
The electronic version of the December issue of RV News is now available on the website.
In this issue, we take you to Jackson Center, Ohio and into the unique world of Airstream. One of the oldest RV manufacturing brands in the world, Airstream continuously strives to be different in its branding, direct-to-consumer marketing, dealers and the shows it attends. In doing so, Airstream has created its own exclusive niche in the market.
We also introduce you to the future of universal remote control and monitoring systems for the RV industry, which is being developed by Lippert Components.
Don't miss a preview of Arrow Distribution's annual aftermarket parts show, being held in Biloxi, Mississippi, which focuses on education, preparing for next year's projected record sales season and simply networking and having fun with other members of the industry.
In this issue's dealer profile, we take you to Camp Site RV in Cresco, Iowa, which has learned how to offer top-of-the-line products, customer service and marketing on the same level as larger dealers, even though it is located off the beaten path through sales strategy and internet search engines.
Don't miss the story about KING and Winegard battling for air supremacy. The two RV antenna powerhouses each compete for RVers to have access to HDTV and WiFi no matter where they are.
Finally, make sure to read about the NTP-Stag Expo, taking place in Anaheim, California on Jan. 30-31. The show will be themed as California Dreaming and is projected to shatter the record for the most aftermarket sales at an RV trade show.
Click on the link below to start reading December's issue of RV News.