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 .
Thu Jul 6, 2017
South Bend, Ind. — The Elkhart Truth reports Jayco is suing a chain of RV dealerships in the southern United States after a sting operation showed it was selling Entegra Coach motorhomes outside its contracted territory in Texas.
The lawsuit was filed June 13 in U.S. District Court in South Bend claiming National Indoor RV Centers is improperly selling Entegra Coach models, which are a luxury class motorhome line produced by Thor Industries-owned Jayco, from a dealership in Lewisville, Texas.
The dealership chain has agreements with Jayco to sell Entegra Coach models, which are priced from $400,000 to $700,000, from its locations in Arizona and Georgia. However, Motorhome Specialists in Dallas, Texas, owns an exclusive agreement from Jayco to sell Entegra Coach motorhomes throughout that part of Texas.
Because other dealerships with contracted franchises to sell Entegra Coach motorhomes are complaining to Jayco about the improper sales from National Indoor RV Centers in Texas, Jayco claims the situation is “causing harm to Jayco and the goodwill associated with the Entegra Coach brand,” the lawsuit says.