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 Mar 9, 2017
Elkhart, Indiana - Total Value RV of Elkhart Indiana has announced that it has received three prestigious awards recently - the No. 1 Diesel Dealer for 2016 Award from Forest River Diesel Division, the No. 1 Motorhome Dealer in Indiana for 2016 and the No. 1 Class A Dealer in Indiana for 2016 from Statistical Surveys.
The Diesel Award plaque was presented by Tim Cunningham, National Sales Director for the Forest River Diesel Division.
“We just wanted to say thank you to Total Value RV for another great year in 2016 and offer continued commitment to partnering in sales and service," Cunningham says. "We look forward to a strong 2017 as well.”
“It’s a big day for us, one that the Total Value RV Team has been working toward for many years," Total Value RV Owner Hank Schrock says. "To be a small family dealer, but be able to become Forest River Diesel Division’s No. 1 in North America and compete with much larger dealerships, is exciting. It speaks to the commitment of our sales and service teams to serve our customers with excellence"
Statistical Surveys is the leading provider of market data solutions for the Marine, Manufactured Housing, RV-Motorized, RV-Towable and Trailer industries. The recognition is highly sought after by RV dealers across the United States and Canada.
“It is not easy to obtain and maintain this No. 1 position," Statistical Surveys General Manager Scott Stropkai says. "It is an honor to be able to present you with this award.”
“We have a sign on the wall that says 'Come In As Strangers, Leave As Friends' and I think our customers really feel that," Schrock says. "They aren’t numbers, but part of our family. That’s why we get repeat business and referrals. We are very thankful for all our wonderful customers; we couldn’t be No. 1 in Indiana without them."