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 .

2017 RVDA Expo Will Feature Two Workshops from David Martin

Fri Sep 22, 2017

148700543448595.jpgFairfax, Va. - The 2017 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo will feature two hour-long workshops in the sales track presented by David Martin. Back by popular demand, Martin has 40 years of sales, management and training experience and has been a featured speaker at 35 conventions in seven countries.

Martin will present two 60-minute workshops in the sales track. The convention/expo is the premier education and networking event for North American RV dealers. It takes place at Bally’s in Las Vegas, Nov. 6-10.

Martin’s RVDA speaker page with preview videos is located on the convention website.

“Marketing Opens the Door: Closing Seals the Deal” takes place Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 3:15 p.m. In this highly interactive workshop, Martin will teach dealers how to prepare and carry out a training agenda to eliminate many routine objections before they come up; 12 keys to handle almost any objection in today’s hyper-competitive market; and how to identify and share the specific responses to objections that will close more sales and hold more gross profit. And with audience participation, he will look at and discuss the six primary objections heard from customers and share multiple ways to address each one. The result will be to enhance the salesperson’s confidence and increase closing ratios, while still preserving gross profit.

The second workshop presented by Martin, also in the sales track is, "Sales Strategies for the Hyper-Informed Customer" on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 9 a.m., will focus on how to appeal to tech-savvy shoppers and help sales teams ready themselves for the coming surge of Gen X and Millennial buyers and find ways to engage them in today’s retail marketplace. The session will enable dealers to understand the psychology that drives them, what they want and how to ultimately make them happy. The result will be increased sales and greater customer satisfaction, which in turn creates more referrals, repeat business and outstanding online reviews.

The informative workshops and Vendor Training Plus sessions make this year’s convention/expo a mandatory event for dealers who want their management staff to stay current—and excel—in their respective field. The convention dates, Nov. 6-10, make the timing ideal since it’s after the peak of the season.

The convention will also feature an expo of the RV industry’s top companies that offer products and services to help dealers improve profitability. Companies interested in partnership and sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor information can contact Julie Newhouse at 703-364-5518 or send an email to jnewhouse@rvda.org.

The convention is sponsored by RVDA – The National RV Dealers Association, RVDA of Canada and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center.

Visit www.rvda.org/convention for regular updates as the convention approaches. You can also get convention updates on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.