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 .
Fri Jul 28, 2017
RESTON, Va. - The RV Industry Association has announced entries are now open for the first annual Top Tech Challenge, held during the 2017 National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky from No. 27-30. The competition will pit RV service techs with a minimum of five years of experience against each other to determine the Top Tech of the year.
For the competition, RV service technicians will be asked to diagnose three different types of technical RV service issues, as fast as possible, live in front of a cheering crowd. Eight techs will begin round one held on Monday, Nov. 27 with the top four advancing to the second round. The four competitors in round two will square off with the top two remaining set to compete in the final championship round on Thursday, Nov. 30.
“The 2017 National RV Trade Show will host the most talented RV service techs from across the country and crown one of them the Top Tech,” RVIA Senior Vice President of Trade Shows and Events Liz Crawford says. "This new event is designed to bring excitement, fun and recognition to the top RV technicians who work so hard to make the RV experience memorable for millions.”
RV technicians are invited to apply now for one of the eight spots at RVIAshow.org/TopTech.
To enter, applicants must upload a copy of a valid and current RVDA/RVIA certificate or wallet card and supply three references from supervisors or customers.
Besides being crowned the Top Tech, the winner of the challenge will receive a trophy and split a $10,000 grand prize with their dealership. Entries for the event will close on Aug. 17 and the final eight competitors will be notified Sept. 5.
Attendee registration for the 2017 National RV Trade Show will open on Aug. 15. The event features the largest concentration of recreation vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, dealers and campground managers in the world. It’s where the RV industry gathers each year to celebrate and showcase the RV lifestyle, discover new products and engage with key stakeholders and corporate leaders. The National RV Show is the single, most credible source for product innovation, dealer sales and marketing training, technician training, service training and more.
For more information on the National RV Trade Show visit, RVIAshow.org or email NationalRVTradeShow@RVIA.org.