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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 .

IDS Conducts Interview with Outdoor Travel

Tue Jan 17, 2017

Managing RV rentals is an enormous challenge. Employees have to deal with a high volume of transactions, unit depreciation, constant maintenance and inflated customer expectations. With so many variables at play, employees are bound to make mistakes and take longer to do their work than necessary, leading to poor business results.

That’s why Outdoor Travel – a dealership founded in 1992 by RV sales veteran Ken Whiting – has fully automated many of its processes, making life easier for everyone.
Whiting’s son and general manager of the dealership, Andy Whiting, had an interview with Integrated Dealer Systems, telling how staying on the cutting edge of technology has allowed his business to become more efficient and grow.

“We put on good sales promotions, we do a lot of training with our salespeople, we show value in what we offer and we work hard for the customers," Andy Whiting says. "We do what’s right to build relationships with them – and our employees as well. I think that pays. People really appreciate that and give us great reviews online and in-person.”

To read the entire interview, click on the link below.

Additional Information: http://www.ids-astra.com/expert-advice/customer-stories/outdoor-travel-rental