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 .

Camping World Acquires Dealerships in Michigan and Texas

Tue Jul 25, 2017

145434773794726.pngCamping World Holdings, Inc. has announced plans for continued rapid expansion of RV dealerships, with the acquistions of American RV in Grand Rapids, Michigan and of Jack Sisemore Traveland in Amarillo, Texas.

"We remain focused on growth and customer service, as we expand in the Michigan market with the successful establishment of American RV joining the Camping World family," Camping World Chairman and CEO Marcus Lemonis says, according to Street Insider. "We look forward to providing customers with top notch, one-stop shopping that will fulfill all of their outdoor and RV needs; from thousands of accessories, to RV sales and service."

Camping World currently operates full-service SuperCenters in several areas of Texas, including Anthony, Cleburne, Houston, Lubbock, Mesquite, San Antonio, Sherman and Tyler, as well as retail accessory stores in Denton and Fort Worth.

"Our two organizations have such strong synergies in terms of customer service, product offerings and geographic presence and we look forward to continuing Jack Sisemore Traveland's high standards of quality and service, while solidifying our leading position in the state," Lemonis says. "Camping World's customers will now enjoy greater convenience throughout the state of Texas while Jack Sisemore Traveland's customers will benefit from expanded product and service capabilities and a nationwide network of dealerships and accessory stores."

"This acquisition is yet another step in our continued growth in the RV industry and our commitment to service and product excellence," Camping World and Good Sam Chief Operating Officer Brent Moody says. "The ability to expand in a region is obviously a great benefit to any business as it leads to a broader audience and a bigger pool of customers, ultimately increasing our profitability."