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 .
Wed Jun 21, 2017
The electronic version of the June issue of RV News is now available on the website.
In this issue, we take you on a tour of the many innovations and advances in technology in the roller shade segment of the RV industry. Irvine Shade & Door's new speed-reduction technology and automatic stopping are helping to make the roller shade popular among RVers, while new designs and price points are helping them to appeal to a wider ranke of the towable markets.
Meyer's RV Supestores in New York is the dealer profile, where Meyer completed a cyclical journey from a multi-location independent dealership to a Camping World president and then back. His journey and business philosophies are outlined.
A series of stories on trends and statistics are included in this issue, including the following:
-A story on Dicor Corp. and its strategic use of composite panels that are being used to fortify key stress points, make coaches lighter weight and doing it all without significantly raising overall costs.
-A look at the ongoing labor shortage from a variety of angles throughout the RV industry, which gives viewpoints on what needs to be done to raise the awareness of not only the issue, but why it is a problem and how the industry as a whole can rally together and provide answers and resolutions for the future of everyone in the industry.
-A glance at the trends of luxury fifth wheels that seem to be attracting people from all demographics and buying styles.
RV News Magazine has been publishing the latest RV industry news since January 2016. In addition to feature stories on the latest industry trends, dealer, supplier and manufacturer profiles and other feature stories, the magazine's website is updated daily with the most relevant and latest news. A daily newsletter has been circulated since October 2016, with each business day's latest RV industry-related news.
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