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 .
Fri Jun 23, 2017
Robert Wilhelm of Professional RV Inspections, LLC in Algonquin, Illinois, has been named the NRVIA Member of the Month.
Wilhelmsays he originally just signed up for a 5-day RV maintenance tech course, but didn't think he would become an RV inspector. However, the course was taught by Terry Cooper and Steve Anderson and Wilhelm was instantly struck by how engaging they were and the opportunity to learn new things in inspecting and fixing recreational vehicles, according to NRVIA.
"I think it was their vision and passion that rubbed off on me during this class that led me to take the next step and sign up for the advanced inspector course," Wilhelm says. "It was after taking and passing this class that I became a 'Level 2' inspector."
Wilhelm started his own business in April 2016, eight months after taking that second class.
Additional Information: https://nrvia.org/member-of-the-month/