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 .

FMCA Forced to Rescind Verizon Offer to Members

Tue Jun 27, 2017

145469086530578.pngFamily Motor Coach Association has announced that the Verizon offer in the July issue of the association's magazine has unfortunately had to be rescinded.

FMCA told its members in a newsletter that the offer won't be able to be made to FMCA members after all and explained some of the unfortunate news.

"FMCA did its due diligence in working with Verizon regarding details for this offering, with several months of communication, including approval from Verizon officials of the July 2017 article and ad," the newsletter reads. "We had every reason to believe that Verizon understood what FMCA’s plans were in launching this program. And we were excited to be able to pass along savings to members for a data plan that would help to keep them connected in their travels.

"As is common practice in business, the program launched via email to a small test group of FMCA members so that we could make sure the sign-up form was working correctly and staff felt comfortable with the enrollment process. When this 'soft launch' occurred, shortly before the planned launch to all members on June 26, news of the program was picked up by several online sources, including some outside the RV industry. We quickly learned that mobile data is a hot topic well beyond RV circles. Shortly thereafter, FMCA was contacted by Verizon officials and informed that the plan could not be offered to FMCA members as intended."

To read more about this, click on the link below.

Additional Information: https://www.fmca.com/verizon/