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 .
Mon Mar 20, 2017
The online edition of the March issue of RV News is now available on the website.
In this issue, we take you to the NTP-Stag Expo in Anaheim, California - the largest aftermarket distributor's show in the industry. The show was the largest and highest attended show in nearly two decades and thousands of vendors, suppliers and dealers flocked to Southern California for the event.
We also provide a supplier profile on Power Products, LLC and its goal of building the ParkPower brand by offering the new line of detachable power cords.
We also take you to Kentucky to visit the Day Bros. RV Dealership. The dealership was started in a unique way in an auction setting. Since then, the company has grown to become the largest in the state of Kentucky and experienced a decade of record sales that combines auctions, the internet and low prices.
We will sit you down and show how RVIA and RVDA education is even reaching the remote classrooms in Alaska, where suppliers, manufacturers and rep agencies are helping dealerships who are clamoring for opportunities to earn continuing education credits to maintain their industry certifications.
Finally, we will take you through the EarthRoamer plant in Dacono, Colorado, where the expedition vehicle manufacturer has finally built the XV-HD, a design the company had waiting on the shelf for more than a decade, and believes it will set a new standard for the off-road luxury RV.
For those stories, as well as several columns from industry experts and a look at new products, click on the link below to start reading the issue.