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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 .

Roadmaster Hires New Factory Representative

Tue May 2, 2017

149373844156445.jpgRoadmaster, Inc. has hired a new factory representative for the northeast, Mark Vaccarino. Vaccarino has a simple formula for success in the RV aftermarket industry: “It’s all about serving the customer.”

In his case, that means stopping in at RV dealerships all the way from Virginia on up to Maine.

“I’m going to be killing a lot of bugs this year,” he says. “But it’s worth it when you bring people what they want. People who own motorhomes are looking to have fun. They have dreams. And when I can help a dealership find the right products for their customers, the response is phenomenal. This is America. Every town has a McDonald’s, a Wendy’s and a Burger King. If you’re a dealership only offering McDonald’s, then I’m your Burger King.”

“Mark is a key addition to the Roadmaster sales team,” Roadmaster President Jerry Edwards says. "He brings with him 20 years of industry-specific sales experience along with an irrepressible, engaging attitude.”

Roadmaster, Inc. manufactures RV aftermarket products including tow bars, braking systems and suspension products. For more information go to www.roadmasterinc.com or call 800-669-9690.