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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 .

Sobel University's Comprehensive Sales Course at Record Enrollment

Mon Jun 5, 2017

Tacoma, Washington – Enrollment in Sobel University’s Comprehensive Sales Course scheduled June 19-23 is at a 10-year high according to a press release issued by the company.

“Dealerships across the country are increasing their sales staff to keep up with the demand for RV professionals,” University President Randy Sobel says. “Dealers have hired professional, energetic people who are in need of comprehensive and principle focused sales training. This course teaches them how to handle a fast-paced big-ticket position that refuses to sacrifice customer service and addresses the demands of today’s customers.”

The Comprehensive Sales Course is a “boot camp” class for new and experienced salespeople and managers. Students can expect a challenging eight hours of classroom instruction with homework every night and exams every day. Students are also put into role playing situations which helps sharpen their skills.

Dealers have reported a drastic increase in sales volume upon their staff’s successful completion of this class, Sobel says.

With five experience levels, salespeople can expect a challenge whether it is their first attendance or their 15th. Dealers looking to enroll students must call as soon as possible as space is limited, he says.

Randy Sobel, founder of Sobel University, has trained more than 65,000 students and more than 500 RV dealerships over a 30-year career in the RV industry. Sobel University has provided training for management, salespeople and consumers throughout the U.S. and Canada since 1991. To learn more about Sobel University, visit sobeluniversity.com or call 253-565-2577.