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 .

Serro Travel Trailer Co-Founder Passes Away

Wed Dec 28, 2016

Joseph Pirschl, co-founder of the North Huntingdon-based Serro Travel Trailer Co., died Monday at home from complications of old age, his family said. He was 89.

Pirschl loved working with anyone who appreciated a good joke and a firm handshake. In fact, he loved that part of his job so much that he would deliver his company's iconic teardrop-shaped campers to dealers across the country himself, even as he transitioned into retirement, according to an obituary article by the Trib Live.

“He was a people person,” his son Gary Pirschl says. “He loved the relationships with people.”

Serro Travel Trailer Co. started making the compact camping trailers with a tiny kitchen and sleeping space for two adults and later expanded to produce a variety of larger models. His passion for working with people grew when, as a youth, he helped his family run a grocery store.

He met his wife of 63 years, Florence Serro Pirschl, and then launched the Serro Scotty brand with his father-in-law, John Serro.

Pirschl is survived by his wife Florence, three children Gary, Susan Skundrich and Anne Degre, along with nine grandchildren.

Additional Information: http://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/11697762-74/serro-scotty-pirschl