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 .
Wed Apr 12, 2017
RV Trader, a division of Dominion Enterprises, is offering a new inventory tool that allows consumers to shop local inventory directly from the CrossRoads RV website.
The tool sends a dealer’s inventory, product photos and advertised prices directly from RVTrader.com to CrossRoadsRV.com. As buyers search for local dealers on the CrossRoads RV site, they can easily view available inventory and request information on a unit they like, increasing traffic and connections to that dealer’s new inventory.
According to CrossRoads president Ryan Juday, the new tool makes it easy for CrossRoads dealers to post their inventory on the company’s website.
“Through the integration of the RVTrader.com system, consumers can now see in real time the entire CrossRoads inventory on our dealers’ lots, helping streamline and simplify the buying experience," Juday says. "It requires no additional administrative effort by our dealers, making it a win-win for both our dealers and retail customers.”
“Today, consumers are researching extensively online before making a purchase,” RV Trader Vice President Paige Bouma says. "By advertising inventory directly on the CrossRoads site, we’re creating a seamless transition for consumers to shop, submit inquiries and buy the RV that best fits their lifestyle, no matter where they begin their search.”
If you are a current RV Trader customer and have new CrossRoads units online, your inventory will automatically display on CrossRoadsRV.com. For dealers who carry new units but are not RV Trader customers, call 877-354-4068 to learn more about the program or contact your local RV Trader representative.