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 .

Travel Lite Buys Indiana Land for Two Facilities

Wed May 17, 2017

SYRACUSE, Indiana — Syracuse Redevelopment Commission approved two economic development agreements finalizing the sale of 40 to 45 percent of the Syracuse Technology Park during a meeting held Wednesday, May 10. Dustin Johns, owner of Innovation Inc., LLC, purchased seven lots within the park. Total cost for the lots was $770,563.

Johns, who also owns Indiana RV LLC, builds Travel Lite RV.

"Dustin is an innovator in the RV industry," says Larry Siegel, a member of the redevelopment commission. "He’s got some neat ideas and the sales are reflecting that.”

Johns is currently leasing space in southern Elkhart County and is bursting at the seams due to increased production, according to a story by Ink Free News. The new facility in Syracuse will have two buildings with room for future expansion.

One building will be a 10,000 square-foot fiberglass shop while the second will be a 54,000 square-foot manufacturing facility. Johns says the corporate headquarters will be very architectural with reflective glass, nice street lighting and LED lights lining the roof line.