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 .

Airstream Announces Dealers Who Earned Five Rivet Status

Fri Sep 29, 2017

Jackson Center, Ohio – Airstream has announced the dealers who have earned the distinction of Five Rivet status. Airstream’s Five Rivet Dealer Standard Program requires dealers to meet high standards for both sales and service departments. Once those standards are met, the dealer then needs to receive high scores on customer surveys to obtain official Five Rivet status.

“Airstream is proud to recognize these dealers for not only meeting the high dealer standards in facility and personnel requirements, but delivering on great customer service by getting rave reviews from their guests who recently purchased a new Airstream,” President and CEO Bob Wheeler says. “To become a Five Rivet dealer, one must fully commit to a better customer experience, and these dealers have done just that.”

The list of dealers that have earned this distinction are:

• Colonial Airstream- Lakewood, New Jersey
• Ewald’s Airstream of Wisconsin- Franklin, Wisconsin
• Airstream of Virginia- Thornburg, Virginia
• Schumacher European- Phoenix, Arizona
• Airstream Adventures Northwest Idaho- Caldwell, Idaho
• Airstream Lazydays- Tucson, Arizona
• Bay Area Airstream Adventures- Fairfield, California
• Haydocy Airstream & RV- Columbus, Ohio
• Airstream of North Georgia- Norcross, Georgia
• Airstream of Scottsdale- Scottsdale, Arizona

Airstream officially launched the new Five Rivet Dealer Standards Program in May of this year. The program was developed with input from Airstream’s Dealer Council to ensure it met dealer expectations, but more importantly, provides a great experience for Airstream customers. This prestigious status is measured daily and awarded quarterly.

“Airstream is thrilled to see these dealers obtain this impressive status so early into a new program,” Airstream Vice President of Sales Justin Humphreys says. “It is impressive that in just three short months since the launch of this program, these dealers were able to meet the standards of the program and deliver on a great customer experience. Congratulations to each of these dealerships from the entire team here at Airstream.”

For more information about Airstream’s product lineup, visit www.airstream.com.