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 .

Wells Fargo CDF is RVDA's Platinum Partner for 2017 Convention/Expo

Wed Apr 19, 2017

148700543448595.jpgFairfax, Virginia - RVDA has announced that Wells Fargo Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF) is the Platinum Partner for the 2017 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo. CDF has been a major partner for 21 consecutive years and will continue to provide the highest level of financial backing for the premier dealer education event of the year. For more than 35 years, CDF has supported the RV industry with flexible inventory financing products.

The convention/expo will take place Nov. 6-10 at Bally’s in Las Vegas, sponsored by RVDA, the National RV Dealers Association, RVDA of Canada and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center.

“The commitment level from CDF remains as substantial as ever,” says Convention Expo Chair Ron Shepherd of Camperland of Oklahoma. “We are grateful for our relationship with CDF and for their continuing support of high quality dealer education. The exceptional backing we receive from them year after year makes this event affordable for our dealers and allows us to continue to provide an outstanding education program.”

“We have been financing the RV industry for over 35 years and our support of the RV Dealers International Convention is a testament to our continued commitment,” CDF RV Group President Tim Hyland says. "Dealer education is a key component in developing and maintaining sustainable growth as the industry experiences another positive year. It’s our pleasure to provide this support to enhance the ongoing growth and innovation of our industry.”

The 2017 theme is “Gear Up for Success” and the RVDA Convention/Expo Committee is working to provide a variety of workshops and networking events that will aid dealers in building on an expanding market and interest in RVs and RV travel.

The convention will also feature an expo of the RV industry’s top companies offering products and services to help dealers enhance profitability. Companies interested in partnership and sponsorship opportunities, as well as exhibitor information, can contact Julie Newhouse at 703-364-5518 or send an e-mail to jnewhouse@rvda.org.

Visit www.rvda.org/convention for regular updates as the convention approaches. You can also get convention updates on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.