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 .
Fri Dec 16, 2016
Equal-i-zer hitch has hired Pat Hunt as a new salesman to the company, who will work with RV dealers in the west and northwest regions of the country.
“I’m excited to have Pat as part of our team here at Equal-i-zer hitch,” Vice President of Sales and Marketing Rich Elliott says. “Pat has 20 years of experience in the RV industry and will be an incredible asset to our company and brand.”
Hunt started in the RV industry at 16 years old as he washed trailers and ran needed errands. He worked his way up the industry and has held many different positions, including managing the service department at Blaine Jensen RV. The store was bought by Camping World and Hunt then had the opportunity to open Camping World of Colorado Springs. This opening process included hiring, organizing and opening the store up to the public. After time in Colorado Springs, Hunt moved to Utah, where he managed Camping World of Salt Lake City, and from there went to State Trailer in Utah. He is no stranger when it comes to the Equal-i-zer hitch and through his experience selling the hitch it became the only option he liked to offer customers.
“The Equal-i-zer hitch has always been my favorite hitch,” Hunt says. “It’s the only hitch I had on display in my stores; it’s the only hitch I would sell to our customers. It was never hard to sell the Equal-i-zer hitch, because it’s the obvious option. The hitch is made in America and backed by a great company. I never had to worry about customers coming back to me upset about their purchase. I fully believe in the product.”
With years of experience, Hunt’s advice to Equal-i-zer dealers is to sell the hitch with confidence.
“Help your customers understand the value of the product, while knowing this isn’t a product they’ll be calling about with problems six months after their purchase,” Hunt says.
As RVs continue to grow in popularity, Equal-i-zer is glad to have Hunt to educate current and future dealers on how to keep families safe on the road with a reliable hitch, according to a press release.
“I’ve always wanted to work here because of the reputation of the company,” Hunt says. “When the opportunity came, it was a dream come true. I love the people I work with and I have confidence in what we sell. I’m happy to be here.”