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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 .

Camping World to Acquire Cooper's RV Center

Tue Oct 17, 2017

145434773794726.pngLINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – Camping World Holdings, Inc., the nation’s largest network of RV-centric retail locations, continues its rapid expansion of RV dealerships with the announcement of the planned acquisition of Cooper’s RV Center, in the greater Pittsburgh market.

"We are pleased to announce the planned acquisition of Cooper’s RV Center and welcome the dealership into the Camping World Family,” Camping World Chairman Marcus Lemonis says. “For over 65 years, the Conard family and their teams have served western Pennsylvania with a broad assortment of RVs and top-notch customer service. We look forward to upholding this tradition and providing their customers and the greater community with the added benefits that only our national network of RV SuperCenters can provide. With thousands of RV and outdoor-related products and services, Camping World can fulfill every need of the RV and outdoor enthusiast.”

Camping World currently operates RV dealerships in the Hanover and Harrisburg areas of Pennsylvania. With the acquisition of Cooper’s RV Center in the Pittsburgh area, Camping World plans to significantly expand its market footprint and presence in western Pennsylvania, according to a press release.