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 .

Full Time RVers Join Nomadic Life Films for Documentary

Fri Aug 11, 2017

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Nomadic Life Films, the studio behind RV Nomads, an upcoming feature length cinematic documentary exploring the full time RV movement, has announced that Marc and Julie Bennett will join the project in an expanded capacity. The Bennetts will take part in the film’s story arc as full time RVing cast members and will help manage development for the production studio. They will also serve as project advisors as production begins in 2018.

Marc and Julie are well known in the full time RV movement, having successfully established their brand (RVLove) as one of the most visible and respected resources for RVers of all stripes. They also founded and manage the RV Success School, a learning system considered by many RVers and industry brands to be on the leading edge of online training for RVers of all levels of experience.

Aside from being experienced and respected full-time RVers, the creators of RVLove.com and personalities behind their popular YouTube channel, Marc and Julie Bennett bring a combined wealth of business and marketing experience to the RV Nomads film project. In their previous careers, they have both worked on inspiring, high profile projects backed by a passionate movement that has helped elevate each project’s success.

Until recently, Marc Bennett was Director of Operations for a highly successful e-commerce company that grew from zero to nearly half a billion dollars in sales in four years, working with the executive team to support the company through an exponential growth period. Prior to that, he was Program Manager and Contest Judge for the internationally renowned Body-for-LIFE fitness contest (based on the book by New York Times bestselling author Bill Phillips) and recruited, inspired and trained high caliber representatives for the transformational Body-for-LIFE movement. Marc’s first experience in a luxury RV was when he led a high profile national tour traveling the USA in a fully wrapped Body-for-LIFE branded Prevost type A Motorhome to maximize media publicity while distributing prizes to Champions (contest winners) around the country while managing a multi-million dollar budget.

As a communications and marketing entrepreneur, Julie Bennett worked and promoted several internationally renowned bestselling authors and was involved in the related grass-roots marketing campaigns for three documentaries in niche markets, including the smash hit The Secret which grossed more than $65 million in domestic DVD Sales, What the Bleep Do We Know, a viral marketing sleeper hit that grossed more than $16 million globally and Indigo, which played in 603 locations around the world and grossed $1.2 million. Julie built a startup company, taking it from zero to $1 million in revenue in three years, as it became a leading industry brand in the area of personal transformation. She also Project Managed the PwC Forbes Global CEO Conference in Sydney, Australia and managed the public relations for job site Monster.com and parent global advertising agency TMP Worldwide.

Marc and Julie bring to the RV Nomads story an incredible sub-narrative of entrepreneurship that will translate on film in a powerful way. Their partnership with the studio will push tremendous new potential into the mix as the motion picture begins to gain steam going into the 2018 production and full release phases, according to a press release.

The Bennetts live in a 2012 Tiffin Allegro Open Road 36-foot gas motorhome and tow a 2006 MINI Cooper S Convertible for exploring and running errands. Their YouTube channel boasts more than 15,000 subscribers and nearly a million and a half video views. Their combined social media reach and the content they publish is highly regarded by RVers and those in the industry alike.