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 .
Tue Jan 10, 2017
The electronic version of the January 2017 issue of RV News is now available on the website.
In this issue, we take you to Ron Hoover RV & Marine, the largest combined RV and marine dealer in the state of Texas. Hoover's story of getting into the RV industry was simply wanting to sell the vehicles and then he decided to sell boats as well. His business acumen and ways he improves his business is outlined in the story.
We also take you through a tour of Freightliner's new, comprehensive connectivity platform that allows all the various systems within an RV to be operated by a single key fob or smart device.
Don't miss the supplier profile on Blue Ox, a company that has grown from its humble origins in Pender, Nebraska as an agricultural equipment manufacturer to one of the leading suppliers in the hitches and towing industry.
Stories on manufacturer trends and sales in 2016 as well as 2017 prognostications also are included in this issue.
Finally, make sure to check out the story on Winnebago as the manufacturer profile. The story goes into how the large RV manufacturer develops and launches new floorplans to make sure the investment in the product is going to be successful.
Click on the link below to start reading December's issue of RV News.