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 .

ObeCo Announces New Websites Are Up and Ready for Business

Tue Aug 15, 2017

GOSHEN, Ind. - ObeCo, Inc has announced that its brand new websites: www.ObeCoInc.com and www.OrganizedObie.com have been released and are ready for business.

Parent company ObeCo Inc, is the nation’s leading supplier of net pockets, netting materials and organizational products to the RV, truck body and marine industries.
Based in Elkhart County, Indiana, the RV capital of the world, ObeCo has been supplying unique fasteners, magnets, sealants, battery accessories, custom tie down straps, plastics and all types of netting products to the RV industry since 1990. ObeCo’s OEM product line can be found in units from all major manufacturers.

“I’m so excited for this new upgrade in web design technology that allows us to better serve our customers,” ObeCo Inc. President and Owner Jason Obendorf says. "When we built our first website, our options were so limited due to the infancy of the internet and it really hampered our ability to best serve our customers. Now we can make changes, add new and exciting products and keep up to date with the needs and wants of our customers with a few clicks of a mouse.”

Those quick and fast changes are also needed in other areas of the industry to stay on top of consumer demands. ObeCo Inc. works with the RV industry in an engineering capacity by designing different products to keep each company unique and relevant for today’s consumer.

“Everyone has a different way they want their product to look," Obendorf says. "We are there to help them achieve the status and prestige of their brand while maximizing the functionality of the unit. It’s really a win-win situation for our manufacturing customers and the end user.”

In the RV industry for example customers can purchase the same OEM products for their unit that might not be available as a stock feature on their model.

“Most RV manufacturers aren’t going to fully customize their product so as to keep costs down," Obendorf says. "Many products we sell, such as our framed and barrier nets, the manufacturer may install one or two framed nets and leave the rest of the walls and spaces clean for presentation. When the consumer starts enjoying their RV, they will want more storage options to customize to their individual needs. This helps the dealers, service shops and campground mechanics to upsell services to their campers using OEM products and helping everyone’s bottom line."