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 .
Tue Sep 5, 2017
Hershey, Pa. — The Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association (PRVCA) presents America’s Largest RV Show September 11–15 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This year’s show has a new twist for RV industry personnel to be aware of, says RV author and educator Gary Bunzer in a video promoting the event. Typically, the first two days of the event are known as Industry Days. This year, Bunzer says, those two industry days—Monday and Tuesday, September 11 and 12—have been further broken down into Education Days and Dealer Day. Educations Days will be on Monday and Tuesday and will offer multiple training seminars for dealers, technicians and other industry personnel to attend. Technicians can earn certification points by attending these classes. Tuesday is Dealer Day, the day to meet manufacturers’ reps and other dealers. Forty-seven manufacturers will be present. This day is a time to network and see new models. The event also includes a welcome dinner for RV industry personnel on Monday evening. The dinner is billed as an opportunity to enjoy a free industry dinner at the Antique Auto Museum, participate in a silent auction, and meet Pro Football Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff. For details, pricing and to register for the classes and the show, visit largestrvshow.com.