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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 .

Topper's Camping Center Passes Management to Third Generation

Mon May 22, 2017

Topper’s Camping Center, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in Houston, has announced that the third generation of Troutts has assumed management of the dealership.

The “youngest Larry”, Lawrence Allen Troutt III, has been named general manager after his father, Lawrence Allen Troutt Jr. stepped down from this role passing the torch to his son. Larry Jr. will remain active as president, owner and liaison for the business.

Topper’s Camping Center has been family owned and operated since 1967 when it was started by Lawrence Allen Troutt, Sr. Its focus has been to create a "Family Friendly" buying experience that delivers value and customer service.

The dealership has been recognized several times as a recipient of the Top 50 RV Dealer in North America Award and designated more than a dozen times by Statistical Surveys, Inc. for highest annual retail sales volume of new camping trailers in Texas, including winning the honor in 2016.

Larry Troutt Jr. is a past chairman of RVDA, the RV Dealer's Association for the U.S., and a past president of TRVA, the Texas Recreational Vehicle Association. Currently the younger Troutt, Larry III serves as an at-large delegate on the RVDA board of delegates.

For more information about the dealership, go to www.toppersrvs.com.