Industry Links

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 .

Sobel University Issues Last Call for Spring Training

Thu Mar 9, 2017

Tacoma, Washington – The last spring Comprehensive Sales Course is scheduled March 20-24, 2017 in Tacoma, Washington.

“The March class is perfect for new or current employees to get a kick start before the season is in full-swing,” University President Randy Sobel says. “There are more than 60 salespeople, owners and managers currently enrolled. We anticipate that number will increase as our dealers across the country are busy hiring sales staff.”

The Comprehensive Sales Course is a "boot camp" class for new and experienced salespeople and managers. Students can expect a challenging eight hours of classroom instruction with homework every night and exams every day. Students are also put into role playing situations which helps sharpen their skills.

Dealers have reported a drastic increase in sales volume upon their staff’s successful completion of this class. With five experience levels, salespeople can expect a challenge whether it is their first attendance or their 15th. Dealers looking to enroll students must call as soon as possible as space is limited.

To learn more about training opportunities offered by Sobel University, visit sobeluniversity.com or call 253-565-2577 to enroll.