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 .

Priority RV Network Adds 12 Dealerships to Cooperative

Thu Aug 24, 2017

The Recreational Dealer Cooperative Association/Priority RV Network has announced it has added 12 dealerships to the world’s largest RV dealership cooperative.

The new dealers are:

• Bretz RV & Marine, Nampa, Idaho
• Campers Inn RV of Atlanta, Atlanta
• Campers Inn RV of Louisville, Clarksville, Indiana
• Campers Inn RV of Pittsburgh, Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
• Campers Inn RV of Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg, Virginia
• Dixie RV Superstores, Calera, Alabama
• Dodd RV of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Virginia
• Dodd RV of the Peninsula, Yorktown, Virginia
• Schaap’s RV Traveland, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
• Southern RV Wholesale, Madison, Alabama
• Wilkins RV, Cicero, New York
• Wilkins RV, Victor, New York

“This is an incredible list of dealers. These dealers have been in business for many years,” Priority RV Network Executive Director Corey Ruzicka says. “They have won numerous industry awards and honors for their service to the RV industry and most importantly, they are dedicated to customer service and satisfaction.”

The Priority RV Network now has a record 118 dealerships nationwide. With its reciprocal service agreement with Canada’s RV Care Network, comprised of 61 dealerships, Priority RV Network and RV Care together boast of “North American’s Largest Network for Customer Emergency Service.”

“We’re having a record year in sales for both our dealers and our supplier partners,” Priority RV Network President Michael Regan says, who also works at Crestview RV in Georgetown and Buda, Texas. “It’s a win-win for everyone. These new dealers see the tremendous value the Priority RV Network provides to their dealerships and their past and future customers.”

The Priority RV Network provides innovative, convenient, value-driven programs to an exclusive nationwide dealer network, creating a competitive advantage for its members while providing value to its customers. The Priority RV Network is managed by a seven-member dealer board of directors.

Along with Regan, the seven-member board of directors consists of: Michael Peay, president of Holiday World of Alvarado, Dallas, Katy, League City and Willis, Texas and Las Cruces, New Mexico; Mark Bretz, president of Bretz RV & Marine in Montana and Idaho; Greg Lala, president of the Dixie RV Superstores in Florida, Louisiana and Alabama; Brian Wilkins, president of Wilkins RV in New York; Steve Richardson, president of Richardson’s RV Centers in California and Indiana; and Andy Heck, president of Alpin Haus in New York.

The Priority RV Network still has a few open markets. If you are an RV dealer who sells and services RVs, and would like to join the Priority RV Network, contact Ruzicka at cruzicka@priorityrvnetwork.com.