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 May 3, 2017
The New England Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association has announced a special technician training class on Tuesday, May 16 at Flagg RV in West Boylston, Massachusetts. This training is a collaborative effort with Lippert Components.
Flagg RV is located within a 100-mile driving radius for 98 percent of the NERVDA members, which was the reason it was chosen as the host dealership, according to an NERVDA press release.
The training will be an immersive, hands-on, interactive installation of the Lippert Ground Control TT automatic leveling system for travel trailers. Installation will take place on a 2013 Coleman travel trailer.
The class will be limited to 16 technicians, giving four technicians on each installation point around the trailer. Participants should bring their battery-powered drill/driver with nut driver and screw bits, as well as their utility knife.
The installation will be managed by Dan Sacha, the technical trainer of Lippert Components and Chris Dougherty of Trailer Life and Motorhome Magazines. Cost for registration is $49 for NERVDA members and $149 for non-members. To register, click on the link below.