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 .
Mon Sep 18, 2017
TRA Certification will be displaying a selection of RVs at the Elkhart RV Open House that have been Certified Green by the association.
Visit TRA’s display at the corner of Johnson & Beardsley. After several years of being “on the strip” of County Road 6, TRA Certification has decided to set up a display at its office at 700 E. Beardsley in Elkhart.
“I love how everything is pretty much concentrated along CR 6,” Mandy Leazenby of TRA says. “I realize this is prime real estate for this event but I’m not paying thousands of dollars to sit on someone’s land for a few days. Not a chance.”
TRA has a large parking lot and great exposure to dealers after they’re done placing orders with their favorite manufacturers and are ready to experience downtown.
“I choose to display every year to increase awareness in the industry that there is a transparent program for RVs built to a higher standard,” Leazenby says. “I am proud of the RV Manufacturers participating in the Green program and I want to promote their success.”
TRA Certification will be displaying units by Coachmen and Forest River, from camping trailers to toy haulers. Display times are Wednesday and Thursday from 2 -8 p.m. A popular local group, Dos Hermanos Band will be performing both nights from 6-8 p.m.