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 .

SylvanSport Adds Two New Dealers in Oregon and Minnesota

Thu Dec 22, 2016

145934691468837.jpgBrevard, North Carolina - In 2016, SylvanSport has focused on making its line of GO and GO Easy mobile adventure gear trailers more accessible to their customers.

Through an aggressive campaign to open new dealers, in the United States and around the world, SylvanSport ends the year breaking the 50-dealer mark with the addition of Guaranty RV Super Centers (Junction City, Oregon) and Lake Region RVs (Ramsey, Minnesota).

“Our customers have always had the option to have a GO or GO Easy delivered to them, but being able to see and demo the product beforehand has been a challenge,” Vice President of Sales Earl Hunter says. "By expanding our dealer network, in addition to increasing our list of events that we attend, we are making it significantly easier for people to see firsthand the versatility, quality and design of the GO and GO Easy.”

In 2016, SylvanSport has seen a 500 percent increase in the number of dealers and doesn’t seem to be slowing down in 2017. Delivery and dealer support have been key components in bringing on new dealers, as well as helping the company sell through. Training, marketing support and ensuring inventory are critical in making long-term successful relationships.

SylvanSport’s two newest dealers both have a significant history in the RV industry and are welcome additions to the SylvanSport network.

• Guaranty RV Super Centers - 325 West 1st Avenue, Junction City, Oregon
Oregon’s largest RV dealer and one of the largest in the country and is still family owned and operated

• Lake Region RVs – 7815 Riverdale Dr NW, Ramsey, Minnesota
Local and family-owned, Lake Region RVs is a specialty type B Campervan dealership. With RV industry experience dating back to 1997, Lake Region RVs is focused on developing non-aggressive sales relationships with its customers.

As 2016 winds down, SylvanSport is looking forward to carrying its momentum into 2017, according to a press release. With new launches planned, markets to be opened and a new factory in the works, it is going to be an exciting new year.