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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 .

IDS Helps Vermont Dealership Switch From Four Systems to One

Tue Apr 11, 2017

Implementing a new dealership management platform is a colossal undertaking as there are plenty of variables to consider – from ensuring the system works across all departments and locations to getting every employee trained to use it, according to a story by IDS.

Vermont Country Campers, one of New England’s premier RV dealers, has recently faced this very challenge when it was making the switch from four different systems to one. Now that the process is over, dealership owner Layne Gregoire has a few tips to share to others that may be undergoing that process.

“We were running four different systems and IDS allowed us to put them all into one, utilizing real-time data, which made it easy to get everything we needed quickly," Gregoire says.