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 News Exclusive: NIRVC Hires Chuck Lasley as New Sales Manager

Tue Sep 26, 2017
Author: Scott Hansen

150644094463926.jpgNational Indoor RV Centers, based in Lewisville, Texas, has hired Chuck Lasley as the general sales manager.

Lasley, who spent a little more than six years with Middlebury, Indiana-based Jayco, Inc. and its subsidiaries, says that the new job was a result of taking on a new professional challenge and he is excited for the road ahead.

“It’s a new challenge and a new opportunity,” Lasley says. “It’s just a part of my career that I haven’t explored yet. I’m very excited.”

Lasley started his new position on Monday and will be moving down to the Lewisville area, a suburb of Dallas/Fort Worth.

Lasley’s primary responsibilities will be overseeing the sales aspect at the Dallas location as well as oversight of the training, finance and shows that the company decides to purchase.

Lasley served as the regional sales manager of Jayco for several years, as well as serving as vice president of corporate marketing and vice president of sales in the motorized division for Jayco and Entegra Coach.

“I learned a ton during my time there. The whole sales side of the business was very challenging and rewarding,” Lasley says. “There were phenomenal people that I got to work with. They continue to make quality products, so it was a great opportunity to learn more about that side of the business.”

Before that, Lasley spent 18 years with Affinity Group, Inc., the forerunner for today’s Camping World and Good Sam.

As Lasley embarks on the new opportunity, he says he is excited for what it has to offer him professionally as well as what he has to offer in terms of experience.

“I’m really excited to work with a group of individuals and a management team that has some really home, old-school values and a forward-thinking business model that really looks to provide products and services for life,” Lasley says. “They want that feeling for customers who want to come back and service their coach here, bring them back to store their coaches and buy new ones on a regular basis. That’s what’s exciting.”