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 .

SylvanSport Expanding to New Zealand

Tue Apr 4, 2017

147732590938283.jpgBrevard, North Carolina - SylvanSport has been expanding the reach of its GO camping trailer and revolutionary GO Easy gear hauler throughout North America. Based on the idea of lightweight versatility, with an emphasis on eye-catching design and high-end quality, SylvanSport has created a buzz in the RV industry with its category-creating products.

Starting in March 2017, the SylvanSport GO will also be available in New Zealand through its dealer partner, GO Adventures.

New Zealand is passionate about conservation and outdoor recreation. With nearly one-third of the land area dedicated as a national park or other protected areas, the dominance of small passenger vehicles and ‘utes’ (small pick up trucks), along with easy access to the coast, rivers and mountains for the majority of the population, makes New Zealand an ideal market for the lightweight versatility of the GO, according to a press release.

“The GO is perfectly suited for New Zealand,” GO Adventures Co-Owner Beth Savage says. "The ability to use it as a camper, as well as a standard utility trailer, all while efficiently carrying bikes, kayaks and other toys, is ideal for us here. You don’t see a lot of the large trucks or SUVs in New Zealand and at 840 pounds, it will allow people the ability to have a ‘do-it- all’ trailer that can be towed with just about any sized vehicle.”

SylvanSport has seen incredible growth in the last couple of years and with expansion into markets like New Zealand, 2017 is on track to continuing this trend.

“We set out to create a gear hauling camper that is based on design, function, versatility and quality,” SylvanSport President Tom Dempsey says. "It’s not about any one thing that it can do, it’s the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and we’ve achieved that with the GO. While our growth into international markets is exciting, it is also something that we planned on from the beginning, so we have the infrastructure in place to meet the increase in demand while maintaining our level of service, quality and support.”

Located in Waverley, on west coast of the North Island, GO Adventures is centrally located and is in close proximity to major cities, such as Wellington and New Plymouth, as well as the central North Island adventure towns of Taupo and Rotorua. With a background in manufacturing, management and retail, GO Adventures is set to open the New Zealand market with a depth of experience and knowledge that will allow it to grow throughout the entire country.