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 .
Wed Jan 4, 2017
St. Petersburg, Florida - Priority One Financial Services, Inc., the recreational industry’s oldest and largest F&I outsourcing provider, will commemorate its 30th anniversary in business by celebrating and honoring its dealer partners.
In 1987, entrepreneur Lisa Gladstone, founded Priority One by creating a concept that provides finance and insurance services for marine dealers to retail finance their customers. In 2007, Priority One was acquired by Forest River, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, and added other recreational dealers to its network.
In 2013, Priority One launched a commercial division to provide equipment financing services for dealers of commercial use vehicles including buses, business use trailers, vocational vehicles, boatyard equipment and more.
Today, Priority One is a provider of turnkey, full service F&I solutions for hundreds of recreational and commercial dealers nationwide and has grown to more than 70 employees.
To thank its loyal dealers, Priority One will be holding a contest throughout the year. The dealer that sends the 30th funded deal every month will receive a prize.
Prizes range from a large gas grill to a Foosball table to a full size jukebox.
“We are proud and honored to have served recreational dealers for 30 years now and look forward to helping the industry grow and thrive for many years to come," Priority One President Heather Mariscal says. "We look forward to celebrating with our dealers throughout the year.”