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 Gets Approval for Expansion in Minnesota

Mon Aug 7, 2017

145434773794726.pngCamping World is one step closer to picking up a little more space, and a Monticello, Minnesota property will get a makeover because of it.

Monticello City Council members voted 5-0 last week to approve a request for a Development Stage Planned Unit Development for Vehicle Sales and Rental, Auto Repair – Minor and Accessory Office and Retail Uses from Camping World’s Monticello outlet. Camping World will now prepare a request for a final stage PUD.

According to the city council agenda, Camping World recently acquired a six-acre property to its east, formerly occupied by Bedrock Motors, and proposed to the city it would integrate the current western site activities (primarily sales, display and some services and retail uses) with activities on the Bedrock site (primarily detailing and vehicle preparation) in the buildings, and construct an expanded sales/display area over the full extent of the property, including the current green space, according to a story by the Monticello Times.