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 .
Mon Dec 19, 2016
RIVERVIEW, Florida - The Florida RV Trade Association will host the 32nd Annual 2017 Florida RV SuperShow, Tuesday, Jan. 17 through Sunday, Jan. 22. The Florida RV SuperShow will again be held at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida.
The 2017 SuperShow will have representation from every major RV manufacturer as well as hundreds of accessory booths exhibitors.
“We will have more Suppliers’ booths and every type, size and style of RV on the market,” Marketing Director David Kelly says. “With the addition of new entertainment and more seminars, we’re anticipating record crowds this year. We’re also renewing the 2-day pass so the public will have two full days to see everything at the SuperShow at no additional cost.”
The theme of the 2017 Florida RV SuperShow is “Maybe You CAN Take it With You”. The interest in outdoor recreation is at an all-time high and the phrase “Maybe You CAN Take it With You” relates to the fact that you can bring your hunting gear, fishing equipment, bikes and anything else you have room for. And if you get tired of your view of your neighbors, all you have to do is move on, according to a press release. With hundreds of RVs on display and educational seminars, the SuperShow is the place to trade-in your old RV or get all the information you need to get acquainted with the RV lifestyle. And some of Florida’s finest campgrounds and resorts will have booth exhibits to show attendees their campground offerings. Also, a display of camping accessories and supplies will be found in the Camping World Store.
From clowns and unicycle riders to Barbershop Quartets and BagPipe Bands, the SuperShow has enough entertainment to keep everyone busy the entire day. And take advantage of the free shuttle service inside the SuperShow that will carry visitors from exhibit to exhibit.
Seminars are presented throughout the day at the SuperShow making it easy to attend the ones you want to see. National RV Writer Bob Marx host two seminars daily. “Tips for Buying an RV” helps you decide which RV is right for your particular lifestyle and “Full Time & Extended RV Travel” explains how RV travelers deal with banking, bill paying, telephone communications, e-mail, mail forwarding, medical care and other concerns while on the road for extended periods of time. Additional seminars include Basic RV Maintenance, Weight and Tire Issues and The Joy of RV Caravaning.
The Super Rally celebrates its 30th year at the SuperShow. This RV rally is open to any and all RV clubs and the general public and includes a number of amenities including free admission to the SuperShow all five public days, meeting facilities for your club, free coffee and donuts every morning and seminars. Three nights of entertainment and refreshments also are included and will feature "The Rivoli Revue" music by Kay and Ron Rivoli, a night of family entertainment by “Spittin’ Image” and a “Neil Diamond Tribute” from Keith Diamond.
Admission to the SuperShow is $10 for adults that includes a second day admission for the cost of one day and children under 16 are free. The SuperShow hours are Wednesday - Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday is Senior Citizens Day with seniors receiving $1 off the cost of admission (not valid with other discounts).
RV Industry Day will be Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Everyone involved in the industry is welcome to attend this day for free. Complimentary coffee and donuts will be served in the morning and lunch is also free.
For more information on the 2017 Florida RV SuperShow, contact the Florida RV Trade Association at 10510 Gibsonton Drive, Riverview, Florida 33578, 813-741-0488, or visit www.frvta.org.