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 .

Origen RV Accessories Launches Dealer Direct Program

Wed Jan 18, 2017

148475981788358.jpgOrigen RV Accessories is pleased to announce new RV Dealer wholesale options from its online jack pad store. After partnering with some of the industry's biggest RV ownership groups, including the Heartland Owners Club, Origen has decided to offer special discounts for RV dealerships.

”We saw a customer come in with the SnapPads installed and said they loved them, so we knew it was a natural fit for us," says Joe Stewart, certified parts specialist at Wilkins RV in New York.

"The idea was to keep it simple," Origen RV Accessories President Gordon Wilson says. "Dealers can now order as many packs as needed, when needed, so they can free up budget for other things.”

A growing list of dealerships have already contacted Origen about the discounts, including TAC Trailer & RV, See Grins, Tacoma RV Center, General RV, Wilkins RV and many more, according to a press release.

Origen RV Accessories currently sells the RV SnapPad, a permanent jack pad for 9-inch metal feet, compatible with Lippert hydraulic levelling systems and Rieco Titan electric fifth wheel landing gear. The company is also hinted at releasing a new product in the beginning of 2017 for Power Gear landing feet.

SnapPads come in three different packages and range in price from $39.95 to $149.95. Dealerships are eligible for a wholesale discount. To apply for membership RV Dealers & Retailers can sign up and learn more.