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 Feb 1, 2017
David Gorin, a longtime lobbyist and campground industry consultant who helped establish the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds as voice of the North American campground industry, will be inducted into the RV and Manufactured Housing Hall of Fame.
“I’m really excited about it,” Gorin, 71, says, who splits his time between Longboat Key, Florida and McLean, Virginia. “It’s a good way to cap my career in the campground industry.”
Gorin is nationally known for his pioneering work to transform the fledgling National Association of Campground Owners into the free standing and financially solvent National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, representing and promoting commercial park industry interests in government affairs, education and marketing across the U.S.
Gorin was the association’s chief executive from 1987 to 2001, during which time he helped establish an industry-wide Model Code of national building code standards for campgrounds and RV parks. The standards were initially outlined in the American National Standards Institute Code Section 1194 and subsequently added to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes.
Gorin’s other major accomplishments included establishing the National School of RV Park and Campground Management in Oglebay, West Virginia to provide professional instruction and training for campground and RV park owners and operators and their staffs. Gorin also led the launching of GoCampingAmerica.com, one of the first websites to promote privately owned and operated campgrounds nationwide.
Gorin established David Gorin Associates LLC in 2002 and served as CEO of the Virginia Campground Association from 2002 to 2011, a client of his firm. He also continued to work for the national association for many years as a lobbyist and legislative affairs consultant while also building his consulting work with private park operators, developers and investors nationwide.
Gorin has been a leading proponent of luxury RV resorts and has consulted for numerous developers who have built high end RV resorts in Florida and other Sunbelt states that sell their sites to RV owners. He and a business partner recently developed Holiday Cove RV Resort in Cortez, Florida in 2007 and 2008 and are currently working on another new RV project in the southwest part of Florida.
He was a teacher in New York City for five years before becoming the regional director for the Conservative Synagogues of America, based in Washington, D.C. and serving 45 affiliated synagogues in the Mid-Atlantic States. In the 1976 presidential campaign, he worked for President Ford’s re-election in a special role targeting the Jewish community. Gorin subsequently became a lobbyist for the American Jewish Congress and later the Solar Energy Industries Association before joining the National Association of Campground Owners in 1987.
Gorin will be officially inducted into the National RV and Manufactured Housing Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana on Aug. 7., according to Darryl Searer, president of the National RV and Manufactured Housing Heritage Foundation, which sponsors the Hall of Fame event and industry recognition.