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 .
Fri Aug 25, 2017
Eligible voting members for the 2017 RVIA Board of Directors elections have received emails throughout the month of August with an electronic ballot inviting them to vote for the candidates of their choice. If you have not voted, the deadline to do so is Wednesday, Aug. 30. If you are your site’s representative and have not received an electronic ballot or are having trouble with the electronic ballot or your login credentials, contact Frydon Yaqub at email@example.com.
Terms for the new board will begin Oct. 1.
Meet the candidates running for a seat on the RVIA Board of Directors for the 2017-2020 term. Their biographies can be viewed here. There are a total of seven seats open on the board and 14 total candidates are running. The open seats and candidate names can be viewed below:
Manufacturer (3 seats available)
Mike Happe, Winnebago
Kevin McArt, Forest River
Brett Randall, Columbia Northwest/Aliner
Mike Rhodes, Pacific Coachworks
Dan Shea, Gulfstream Coach, Inc.
Supplier (1 seat available)
Joe Bernstein, Ultrafabrics
Gerhard Hundsberger, Truma Corp
Dave Schutz, Dometic Corp
At-Large (2 seats available)
Antonio Gonzales, Taxa Outdoors
John Haymond, Medallion Bank
Scott Mereness, Lippert Components
Jeff Rutherford, Airxcel
Park Model RV (1 seat)
John Soard, Woodland Park
Curt Yoder, Kropf Industries