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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 Announces 2018 Training Dates

Thu Jul 6, 2017

Tacoma, Wash. – Sobel University has announced the dates for training into 2018 in order to accommodate the increased demand for current and relevant training.

“Since many people plan vacations up to a year in advance, we want to give dealers the opportunity to schedule everyone through the 5-day class," University President Randy Sobel says. "Dealers are demanding increased productivity in sales, and this course teaches them the skills necessary to succeed in today’s market.”

Sobel University encourages dealers to register early to save on hotel and airfare.

“We’ve negotiated room blocks for students, but the hotels have been known to sell out," Sobel says. "Booking early costs nothing and guarantees that students will not have to stay at overflow hotels.”

2017/2018 Comprehensive Sales Courses:

July 31 - Aug. 2, 2017 (3-Day)
Oct. 9-13, 2017
Dec. 4-8, 2017 (Advanced)
Jan. 8-12, 2018
Feb. 12-16, 2018 (Atlanta)
Feb. 26 - March 2, 2018
March 26-30, 2018

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. With five experience levels, salespeople can expect a challenge whether it is their first attendance or their 15th. To learn more, visit sobeluniversity.com or call 253-565-2577.