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 .

RV Care Hosts Webcast on Preparing for Winter

Wed Sep 20, 2017

RV Care presented its third live Webcast for RV Owners over the Sept. 16 weekend.

RV Owners from across Canada were online Saturday morning to learn about “Preparing Your RV for Winter”, with webcast host Derek Paterson and industry expert Art Dack, both from the RV Care Network.

The live presentation addressed exterior and interior preparations to help prolong the life of any RV that’s exposed to the Canadian winter climate. Battery storage as well as winterizing tips for the do-it-yourselfer were discussed with recommendations and handy tips for all RV Owners.

It was a highly interactive session with viewers asking questions and sharing their own experiences through the online chat box. Carl Aubrey, the parts and service manager at 1000 Islands RV in Gananoque, Ontario was kept busy answering questions and providing assistance in the chat box throughout the webcast.

To help participants protect their RVs this winter, RV Care gave away 100 $150-off coupons toward the purchase of an Adco RV cover from any RV Care dealership. There were also great prizes given away, including an Avalanche Cooler, donated by Dometic.

Several regions in Canada are still enjoying great RV weather, so anyone who missed the live presentation can watch a recording through the RV Care website.

“RV Care dealerships are reporting a jump in visits and calls, following the webcast, from people looking for Adco covers and other supplies,” RV Care General Manager Earl Manning says. “We’re looking forward to a busy fall and winter season across the RV Care Network.”

The RV Care Network is Canada’s largest network of top independent RV dealers with 61 locations from Vancouver Island, British Columbia to St John’s, Newfoundland.