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 .

RV News Exclusive: Midwest Automotive Designs Introduces New Models

Tue Mar 14, 2017

148950770312202.jpgMidwest Automotive Designs has introduced several new models and debuted new warranties to the RV market.

At the Dealer Open House in Elkhart, Indiana in September, the company debuted its 144-inch Wheel base Daycruiser. General Manager Jason Sullivan says that the sales have been impressive with an MSRP of $129,995.

The Daycruiser Sprinter RV was designed from the feedback of customers who were wanting both the utility of a camper van and the luxury of a business conversion van. It features a rear toilet area, a larger refrigerator, microwave oven and galley.

The company also has updated the Weekender product, by giving it a new advantage in the field by including many of the optional equipment into the base price in response to the customers and dealers asking for it over the past year.

The Weekender Mercedes Sprinter RV includes plenty of technology onboard, including wide screen TVs, wi-fi, premium audio and more, as well as a lot of seating options for socializing and relaxing.

“We have been busy listening to our dealers over the last year,” Sullivan says. “The B van market enjoyed growth last year and Midwest Automotive is doing its part in offering exciting new product lines, new dealer programs, best-in-the-business warranty and continued quality that we are known for.”

The company also has introduced the new Passage model, newly debuted into the entry level Sprinter B van range, priced at $129,995 as well.

The Dodge Legend product has been well received by dealers and retail buyers in the fall. After evaluation, Midwest Automotive has lowered the price of the vehicle to $79,995. The company also offers a warranty on each of the vehicles, which Sullivan says tops any other business in the marketplace.

“Our warranty is the best in the business with a true, 3-year or 36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.”

Midwest Automotive Designs, based in Elkhart, Indiana, has been creating custom luxury vans under the Freightliner and Mercedes-Benz brands since 2001.