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 .

Travel Lite Owner Passes Away at 73

Mon Sep 11, 2017

150514359569595.jpgLarry P. Johns, 73, of Nappanee, Indiana, died Sept. 6 at 3:30 a.m. at LaPorte Hospital after a sudden illness.

Johns was involved in the Manufactured Homes and Recreation Vehicle industries for most of his career, working for Mansion Homes, Liberty Homes, Fairmont Homes, Holly Park and Tiara Motor Coach before purchasing Travel Lite, which he owned when he died.

Johns is survived by his wife Linda, his children Larry, Jr. (Anne) from Cincinnati, Ohio; Teresa Eads from Plymouth, Indiana; current Travel Lite President Dustin from Goshen, Indiana; Keith Troyer from Nappanee and Tami Vance. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchilcren and two brothers.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson. To write a memory or view more information, visit Legacy.com.