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 .

Truma Releases Training Curriculum With RVIA and TnT

Tue Mar 21, 2017

145072659275994.jpgELKHART, Indiana - In cooperation with RVIA and the TnT (Technicians in Training) program, Truma is rolling out its product technical training curriculum to dealer technicians. The training is focused on Truma's industry leading products - the Truma Combi combined furnace and water heater and the Truma AquaGo hybrid instant water heater. Technicians receive a full day of hands on training repairing the Truma products, and techs receive credit toward their recertification continuing education requirements.

"Service is a fundamental part of Truma's heritage, and we are happy to partner with RVIA and support dealer service centers with the technical skills they require to support their customers," Truma President and CEO Gerhard Hundsberger says.

“While our products bring a different level of innovation to the market, we have paid close attention to ‘ease of repair’ from a maintenance point of view," Truma Senior Vice President of Business Development Mark Howlett says. "Serviceability over the life of the product reduces the total cost of ownership for RVers, preserving their investment for the long term. "We have been grateful to partner with RVIA and appreciate the support from the host dealers.”

This year, Truma has completed classes in Texas, California and Nevada with plans to be in Washington state and Oregon in April.

“The TnT program is a great example of the RV industry working together to improve and provide the training and knowledge the dealerships need to support RV owners,” RVIA Senior Director of Education Sharonne Lee says. "We are pleased to have companies like Truma participate in the development and delivery of technical product training. Feedback from the participants has been positive and additional classes are being planned through the summer and into the fall this year.”

For additional information, dealers are encouraged to contact Truma through training@trumacorp.com or visiting RVIA tnt.rvia.org.