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 .
Tue May 9, 2017
TireMinder has sent a "Do Not Ship" request to all of its distributors to halt shipments to both Amazon.com, Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to plead for its Price Matching Feedback Loop to be corrected.
"Here at TireMinder, we strive to create an equal playing field for both goliath retailers like Wal-Mart to David-esque 'Mom and Pop' retail stores," Marketing Manager Michael Pescitelli says. "To do this, we employ a Minimum Advertised Pricing Policy (MAPP.) It has come to our attention that Amazon and Wal-Mart have recently gone into a Price Matching Feedback Loop, which continues to dwindle the price of our TireMinder systems. While this is great for new/would-be TireMinder customers, some of our products are currently being sold at prices even our distributors couldn't compete with.
"Competition is healthy, this is true. However, selling at a significant loss to block competitor sales is not, in our opinion, morally right. We will continue to request that our distributors respectfully hold all shipments until this pricing issue is corrected."
Until then, TireMinder TPMS can still be purchased online or through reputable RV dealers and retailers throughout North America.