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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 .

FMCA 98th International Convention To Be Held in Gillette, Wyoming

Wed May 17, 2017

Family Motor Coach Association has announced plans to hold its 98th International Convention & RV Expo at Cam-Plex Multi-Event Facilities in Gillette, Wyoming. The dates for the event are July 18-21, 2018.

FMCA first held an international convention at Cam-Plex in June 2013, when 2,639 motorhomes gathered at the facility to enjoy a broad range of activities. The Cincinnati, Ohio-based association celebrated its 50th anniversary during that get-together.

FMCA international conventions include an RV Expo that showcases the latest motorhomes, as well as booths filled with a wealth of RV-related accessories, components and supplies, plus companies offering services RVers need and want.

“Attending an FMCA convention is a great way to check out the latest motorhomes and RV products,” FMCA National President Charlie Adcock says. “Not only that, but it’s a fantastic way to learn more about the RV lifestyle, with RV experts presenting seminars about a variety of topics. I’d be leaving out my favorite part, though, if I didn’t mention how much fun it is to spend time with other RV enthusiasts. I love getting together with friends I’ve made at past events and meeting new people, too.”

Set in northeastern Wyoming, Cam-Plex encompasses more than 1,000 acres of land — plenty of room for parking RVs — and boasts a number of large climate-controlled buildings that make it ideal for an FMCA International Convention and RV Expo. The RV-friendly facility also has 1,730 RV sites with various types of hookups, including 1,146 full-service sites and 584 sites with water and electric, plus general parking spots.

Cam-Plex also is ideal for a gathering of RVers because of its relatively close proximity to a number of national parks and monuments, the closest being Devils Tower National Monument, which is about an hour’s drive away from Gillette.

“Families can plan vacations around the FMCA event and explore all that the western United States has to offer, either on their way to the convention or on their way back home,” FMCA National Senior Vice President Jon Walker says, who also serves as chairman of the FMCA Convention Committee.

Registration for the event in Gillette will begin on Jan. 10, 2018. Owners of all types of RVs are invited to attend and various registration options will be offered.

RVers need not wait until then to join the fun. FMCA currently is accepting registrations for its July 12-15 event in Indianapolis, Indiana. And registration for FMCA’s 97th International Convention and RV Expo — scheduled for March 15-18, 2018, in Perry, Georgia — will begin on Sept. 13.

To register, or for more information, visit FMCA.com or call 800-543-3622 or 513-474-3622.