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 .
Fri Mar 31, 2017
TAMPA, Florida - Lazydays is teaming up once again with SUN ’N FUN for the organization’s 43rd Annual International Fly-In and Expo. Hosted on the SUN ’N FUN campus in Lakeland, Florida, the six-day event will take place April 4–9 and it will benefit the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE). Proceeds will support ACE’s aviation-related science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education program and related community activities.
This year’s Fly-In and Expo features the return of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team, as well as the largest assembly of P-51 Mustangs in nearly a decade. It also marks the first-time appearance of the Patrouille de France, the French Air Force’s jet aerobatic team, who will be flying in on April 4 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of America’s air support entry into WWI. An estimated 200,000 participants — including pilots, aviation enthusiasts, exhibitors and RVers — are expected to attend.
As the event’s official RV sponsor, Lazydays will provide RVs to serve as hospitality stations and mobile offices for SUN ’N FUN event staff. The Tampa RV dealership will display a selection of RVs for sale and will also feature an RV Rentals booth. Lazydays RV experts will be on hand at the displays on April 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to discuss RV models, service, repairs, accessories and the Lazydays RV Resort in Tampa, which is a half-hour’s drive from the Fly-In.
“We are happy to have Lazydays returning to join us at SUN ’N FUN for the aviation world’s season opener,” SUN 'N FUN Director of Operations Greg Gibson says. "Our event is rare for the aviation community in that we offer on-site camping for our guests. Lazydays is acclaimed for its RV offerings and outstanding customer service, and our guests always benefit greatly from having the Lazydays team here with us.”
“Our RV customers love the thrill of travel and adventure, from highways to the open skies,” Lazydays Chief Marketing Officer John Lebbad says. "Lazydays is proud to be a sponsor of the SUN ’N FUN International Fly-In and Expo and serve as an on-site RV resource for the more than 1,500 RVers and campers attending the event.”