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 .

Entegra Coach Hires New General Manager

Fri Aug 18, 2017

Ken Walters, vice president of sales and product development at Jayco Motorhome Group, has announced the addition of Andy Baer as general manager of the luxury motorhome division Entegra Coach. A long-time industry veteran, Baer is joining Entegra Coach from Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc.

“Adding someone of Andy’s character, experience and reputation to our Entegra Coach team is a huge step toward our future goals,” Walters says. "We’re so glad he’s joined our management team.”

Baer began his 23-year RV career with Foretravel Motor Homes as the director of sales and marketing. He spent nine years at KZ RV, departing as vice president of sales. Most recently, Baer was national sales manager for Tiffin Motorhomes.

“I am excited to join the Entegra Coach team and be part of the future growth of the Entegra Coach brand,” Baer says. "The Entegra Coach product is well established in the premium diesel market. Our plan is to broaden the appeal of the Entegra Coach name with product that will welcome premium motor home buyers to this great brand and dedicated team of people.”