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 .

SylvanSport GetOutAndGo Contest Awarded to Air Force Trainee

Wed May 10, 2017

147732590938283.jpgBrevard, North Carolina - When SylvanSport teamed up with The Dyrt to create the #GetOutAndGO contest, company personnel never imagined they would have a winner as fun, energetic and deserving as Austin Robinson, from Centerville, Alabama. Congratulations goes to Robinson for winning the #GetOutAndGO grand prize, a SylvanSport GO.

An avid outdoorsman, Robinson loves spending time on his road bike, running and rock climbing. He can also be found behind the lens, taking photographs and getting his feet wet as he learns to kayak.

A recent graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Robinson received his BS in Mechanical Engineering as he prepares to start basic training for the United States Air Force this September. Until then, he will be road tripping in his new GO through Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and eventually Colorado, where he will be working at a summer camp and exploring on the weekends, according to a press release. He'll also be visiting the Tetons, Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks between camp and basic training.

“We couldn't be happier for Austin and hope he has some great adventures in his new GO," SylvanSport Vice President of Marketing Kyle Mundt says. "We'll be keeping in touch with him along the way and updating everyone on what he's up to."

“For those who didn't win, SylvanSport and The Dyrt would like to thank everyone for following along on the journey," The Dyrt President Kevin Long says. "We hope you all continue to celebrate America's great outdoors this weekend and for many to come.”

The #GetOutAndGo contest was a highly complex social media campaign involving SylvanSport, The Dyrt and 25 major brands in the outdoor industry. For 40 days, a daily prize was given away, while highlighting outdoor recreation spots around the country. The success of the campaign was the result of many hours of logistics, coordination of brands and content creation and helped to connect outdoor enthusiasts with the RV industry.