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 .

Coach House Sees Significant Growth in Industry

Mon Aug 28, 2017

NOKOMIS, Fla. — Within minutes of meeting Steve Gerzeny, vice president of a local motorhome manufacturer, he wants to make one thing clear: Coach House is unique.

It’s not just that it sells its products through its own employees rather than dealers or that it crafts almost every piece of its products in-house, from the trademark one-piece fiberglass body to the upholstery and cabinets. It’s also that the company is family-run.

Coach House has grown significantly from its beginnings as a van conversion business, with the Gerzeny patriarch, Ruben, adding motorhome interiors to large vans, according to a story by the Herald-Tribune.