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 .

Puyallup RV Show Celebrates 43rd Anniversary May 4-7

Tue Apr 25, 2017

One of the premier recreational vehicle events in the Northwest is preparing for its 43rd anniversary. The last big RV event before summer, the Puyallup RV Show, unique with its featured manufactured housing, covers a giant 20 acres and runs May 4-7 at the Washington State Fair Event Center in Puyallup (The fairgrounds in Puyallup). This year’s event will have a Western theme complete with a Used RV Corral, Western Treasure Hunt for the kids and Buckaroo pony and horse rides. WSECU is the presenting sponsor for the sixth consecutive year and will be on-site offering RV financing.

RV purchases are at a 40-year high. Record numbers of Americans are buying RVs and “second homes”, either on-wheels or not, to pursue more leisure options as the economy continues to rebound.

“The Puyallup Show is terrific because it’s a great venue," MHRV Show Director Dave Helgeson says. "We’re able to present everything from tent and travel trailers to fifth wheels and toy haulers to rolling mansion motor homes and vacation homes that you can put on a lake. There’s no question people will discover something that will spark any leisure dream they might have. We’re seeing record crowds at our shows and surprisingly, the majority of them are first-time attendees.”

Seventeen local dealers will display all of the latest new RV models and manufactured homes. This event will also include on-site manufactured homes. For those looking for something a little more affordable, the show will have a “Used RV Corral”, loaded with pre-owned RVs.

This year, there will be a full line-up of seminars. Gary Bunzer, “The RV Doctor”, will be presenting several presentations including “RV Basics” and “Photovoltaics (Solar Energy) and RVs”. Helgeson will be conducting his very popular Boondocking presentation. There’s a Hitching Demonstration to show people how equalizing hitches work. Torklift will be offering a myriad of seminars on towing. Attendees can learn more about the technical side of RVing from winterizing to water heaters. Everyone can get answers to all of their technical questions at the “Ask the Tech” presentation. On Thursday, May 4 (Manufactured Housing Day), there will be a Q & A forum to learn all about manufactured housing.

One dollar from every non-discounted adult and senior ticket sold at the box office will be donated to Washington State Parks. WSECU is joining in with a matching dollar-for-dollar donation as well.

Attendees will be encouraged to enter to win a brand new, Winnebago Drop Travel Trailer valued at $23,000.

For more information, visit the link below.

Additional Information: http://seattlepipeline.com/2017/04/24/puyallup-rv-show-washington-state-fair-event-center/