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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 .

RVDA Announces Diversified Insurance as Bronze Partner for Expo

Tue May 16, 2017

148700543448595.jpgFairfax, Virginia – RVDA has announced that Diversified Insurance Management is a Bronze Partner for the 2017 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo. For 17 consecutive years, Diversified Insurance Management’s partnership has provided generous financial backing for the premier dealer education event of the year. The convention/expo will take place Nov. 6-10 at Bally’s in Las Vegas, sponsored by RVDA – The National RV Dealers Association, RVDA of Canada and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center.

“Diversified Insurance is back again, supporting dealership education and excellence, and helping us keep it all affordable by partnering with us for this important event,” Convention Expo Chair Ron Shepherd, who also serves as the president of Camperland of Oklahoma. “In my role as convention expo chair, I am constantly reminded of the many ways our great industry pulls together to promote an excellent, educated workforce that can serve our customers proudly.”

“Diversified has proudly supported RVDA for more than 25 years and looks forward to the 2017 annual convention,” Diversified President Ed Wilkins says. "The industry advocacy, educational opportunities, programs and benefits that RVDA provides its members are without equal.”

Diversified Insurance Management offers a “total insurance” solution to RVDA members nationally. Since 1981, Diversified has specialized in RV commercial insurance, including open lot and garage… F&I training, products, and services …and providing the personal insurance for the consumer’s RV purchase and other specialty needs.

The 2017 theme is “Gear Up for Success” and the RVDA Convention/Expo Committee is working to provide an array of workshops and networking events that will aid dealers in building on an expanding market and interest in RVs and RV travel.

The convention will also feature an expo of the RV industry’s top companies offering products and services to help dealers enhance profitability. Companies interested in partnership and sponsorship opportunities, as well as exhibitor information, can contact Julie Newhouse at 703-364-5518 or send an e-mail to jnewhouse@rvda.org.

Visit www.rvda.org/convention for regular updates as the convention approaches. You can also get convention updates on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.