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 .

10th Annual Spring Clean-Out RV Show is March 3-5

Tue Feb 28, 2017

ESTERO, Florida - The 10th Annual Spring Clean-out RV Show takes place next weekend at the Germain Arena, March 3-5, Tom Wegge, president of Florida RV Trade Association-Region One, has announced.

This year’s annual event features seven dealers from along Florida’s Gulf Coast displaying a large variety of new and used recreational vehicles, including gas and diesel motorhomes, park models, travel trailers, fifth wheels, folding campers and van campers.

“Dealers are overstocked with units from our recent show events and sales,” Wegge says. "They must make room on their lots and the easiest way is to give the public a great deal.”

Besides RV products, the show offers attendees the chance to browse several outdoor and camping vendors displaying services and accessories to help outfit RVers or provide information on camping.

The 10th Annual Spring Clean-out RV Show will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Both admission and parking are free.

To reach Germain Arena, take exit 123 (Corkscrew Road) and go east to Ben Hill Griffin Road. The arena is just north of Miromar Outlets. Go to www.frvta.org/rv-shows for more information.