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 Oct 16, 2017
Brevard, N.C. – For the 2017 Elkhart RV Open House, SylvanSport came prepared and ready to do business. With 13 GO and GO Easys on display, a double decker tractor-trailer and new products to unveil, SylvanSport had one of the best dealer open houses in its history, going home with 10 new dealers across the United States and Canada.
“This was our third Elkhart RV Open House and we’ve learned a lot in those years,” SylvanSport Vice President of Sales Earl Hunter says. “We know what our dealers are looking for and, just as important, what we are looking for in our dealers. This lets us start off on the right foot.”
At the Elkhart RV Open House, SylvanSport’s innovation and design stands out amidst a sea of traditional travel and fifth wheel trailers. With a background in the outdoor gear industry, SylvanSport entered the RV industry with a category creating product that brings a whole new demographic into dealer showrooms.
“Elkhart is a great place to get perspective on how we are received by the industry,” SylvanSport President Tom Dempsey says. “And to drive away with 10 new dealers, that just reinforces the hard work all of us here at SylvanSport put in to deliver the highest quality products, customer service and dealer support.”
As 2017 winds down, the 10 new additional dealers round out a record-breaking year of sales for SylvanSport. For the upcoming year, SylvanSport is set to release new products, expand its manufacturing facility and continue the growth of its dealer network.