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 16, 2017
Lincolnshire, Illinois – Camping World Holdings, Inc. has announced plans for expansion in the state of Virginia, with the acquisition of the McGeorge's Rolling Hills RV dealership in the Richmond market.
“Virginia is a great state for the outdoor enthusiast and we are thrilled to welcome the wonderful people of McGeorge’s RV to the Camping World family as the first step of our rapid expansion in the state," Camping World CEO and Chairman Marcus Lemonis says. "McGeorge’s RV is an exceptional family business that grew through a focus on delivering excellent service and products to customers. Over the past 40 years, Ed McGeorge and his team have earned the title as Virginia’s largest and No. 1 RV dealer by providing superior customer service and we look forward to continuing their high standards of quality and service and solidifying our leading position in the state.”
Camping World currently operates two SuperCenters in the Roanoke and Winchester areas and with the acquisition of McGeorge’s RVs, is further expanding in the Richmond metropolitan market, increasing its current presence in Virginia to three dealership locations.
“We will maintain both companies’ commitment to service and product excellence while building on our success as part of this new market,” Camping World Chief Operating Officer Brent Moody says. "This important acquisition reinforces our commitment to planned expansion in the state of Virginia and our focus on increased market share with our country-wide expansion.”