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 .

Toronto RV Show Attendance Increases by 16 Percent

Thu Jan 26, 2017

Freelton, Ontario - The Ontario Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association has announced a significant increase in consumer attendance and retail unit sales at the Toronto RV Show held on Jan. 19-22 at the Toronto Congress Centre.

The ORVDA RV professional industry events serve as a catalyst to bring together industry, media, dealers and RV and camping enthusiasts; for more than 25 years, the ORVDA has strategically managed these events to provide both maximum promotion to all Ontarians and a vibrant showcase where its members can engage with their customers, according to a press release.

“Following the success of the 2016 Toronto Fall RV Show, we identified that executing a similar strategic digital and social media marketing campaign was critical for us to achieve optimal results during the Toronto RV Show and Sale,” ORVDA Association Manager Natalie Conway says. “Enhanced media exposure, social media engagement opportunities and our partnerships with Go RVing Canada and Ryan Holtz resulted in a 16 percent increase in attendance and a 25 percent increase in retail unit sales; the highest growth in product sales since 2008.”

Exhibitor satisfaction rates have also exponentially increased.

“The Toronto Congress show was an overwhelming success and we have already surpassed record sales in January," Rob Sneyd of Ruston RV Centre says. "We have seen continued traffic and sales after the show. Sales momentum is critical to our business early in the season and I am very optimistic for 2017.”

The 2017 ORVDA show season continues with the Hamilton RV Show and Sale, Feb. 3-5, the highly anticipated Ottawa RV Expo and Sale, Feb. 9-12 and concludes with the Kitchener RV Show and Sale, operating March 24-26.

As a not-for-profit organization, ORVDA advocates on behalf of its 180 dealer and associate members. Revenues from the show help to support the association’s efforts to promote and support the RV lifestyle through education, lobbying, RV shows and leadership.