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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 .

RV Armor Founder Will Present at NRVIA Conference

Thu May 25, 2017

HEBER SPRINGS, Arkansas - Lee Thaxton, RV Armor founder, will present at the 2017 NRVIA Inspector Conference in Heber Springs, Arkansas in October. The fourth annual conference will be held on Friday, Oct. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 22 with a special opportunity for the Aqua-Hot Certified Technician Training Program on Monday, Oct. 23.

“Since RV Armor roofs are becoming more popular and therefore part of a Certified RV Inspector’s inspection, it was obvious we needed Lee at our event," NRVIA Director of Administration Stephanie Henson says. "He will be able to share his company’s research and findings of the common problems with RV roofs, explain why customers are interested in using their product and offer an opportunity for our members to become install technicians."

RV Armor is a premium, high-performance single-component polymer that is applied as a liquid, then cures to become a waterproof, puncture, tear and UV-resistant roof membrane. Not only does this RV Armor roof system provide RV owners with energy savings, it's also guaranteed to be leak and maintenance free for the life of the RV, according to a press release.

Additional conference speakers include NRVIA Certified Level 2 RV Inspectors Geoff Baker with Inspect RV and Emory Macy with Ready RV Go. Sessions will cover topics such as RV safety, first-hand inspection tips from experienced RV inspectors, networking to your advantage and more.

Those interested in becoming an RV Inspector or learning more about NRVIA can visit www.nrvia.org. Conference sessions and details are still being finalized. To register for the event, visit www.nrvia.org/conference.