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 .
Thu Feb 2, 2017
Camping World Holdings, Inc. has announced aggressive plans for expansion in the state of Idaho, with the proposed acquisition of the Nelson’s RVs dealerships, with three locations in the greater Boise metropolitan market.
Camping World currently operates two SuperCenters in the Meridian and Idaho Falls areas and with the acquisition of Nelson’s RVs, is further expanding in the Boise metropolitan market with three new SuperCenters, including two in Boise and one in Caldwell, increasing its presence in Idaho to five Camping World locations.
“We continue to seek acquisitions to leverage the progression of our brand and to provide a superior experience to customers across the country,” Camping World Chairman and CEO Marcus Lemonis says. "Tom Nelson and his team have served Idaho and Eastern Oregon with premier recreational vehicle services for over 33 years and we look forward to continuing their high standards of quality and service and solidifying our leading position in the state of Idaho.”
“The Nelson family exemplifies the core values that are synonymous with Camping World and the way we run our business, and these standards will remain and guide us as we look toward the future,” Camping World Chief Operating Officer Brent Moody says. "We will continue to operate the two Boise area locations as Nelson’s RV locations while rebranding the Caldwell location as a Camping World RV SuperCenter as we pursue our expansion in the area. We look forward to working with the management team to continue their success and take the businesses to the next level.”