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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 .

Grand Design Announces Production of 40,000th Towable RV

Tue Jul 25, 2017

150099696390808.jpgMiddlebury, Ind. - Grand Design Recreational Vehicles has announced the production of its 40,000th towable recreational vehicle.

In October 2016, Grand Design announced production of its 25,000th unit and just nine months later, the company has reached another milestone with its 40,000th recreational vehicle being produced. In addition to this production milestone, retail customers are continuing to embrace Grand Design brands resulting in strong year-over-year retail unit sales growth of more than 61 percent through May 2017, according to Statistical Surveys, Inc.

“It is humbling to see all of our brands continuing to have such notable growth in their respective categories," Grand Design President and CEO Don Clark says. "All three Grand Design fifth wheel brands are ranked within the top 10 models for highest year-to-date retail units sold in North America, which is a true testament to our innovative product designs, quality-built products, the hard work of our dealer partners and ultimately the retail customers support.”

As the third largest producer of RV’s in North America, Grand Design continues to outpace the growth of the industry. According to Statistical Surveys' latest report through May 2017, Grand Design’s year-to-date retail unit sales growth is more than five times higher than the growth rate of the combined towable industry.

Grand Design RV, headquartered in Middlebury, Indiana, manufactures the market leading Reflection Fifth Wheel and Travel Trailer, flagship Solitude Extended Stay Fifth Wheel, luxury Momentum Toy Hauler and lightweight Imagine Travel Trailer product lines. Since its founding in 2012, Grand Design RV has become one of the fastest growing RV companies in history and is rated among the highest quality RV manufacturers. Grand Design RV is a wholly owned subsidiary of Winnebago Industries.