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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 .

N.C. RV Rental Business Creates a Gaming Control Center on Wheels

Wed Oct 18, 2017

150834019944908.jpgMint Hill, N.C. – A small family-owned business enterprise has begun in the small town of Mint Hill that offers great fun on wheels to everyone who loves to play video and virtual reality games.

Affiliated with Thomas RV Rentals, the Gaming Control Center is busy delivering family fun to kids of all ages ranging from 6 to 96. The RV on wheels has been converted into a climate controlled fun machine equipped with all the latest consoles and games, including virtual reality technology in the market.

Business owner Kathryn Rohera came up with the idea of converting one of the company RV rentals into a Gaming Center. She had a party for her children and rented a gaming activity truck from a competitor and said the kids had a great time, reduced her stress to keep kids entertained and had no clean-up after the party, according to a story by The Mint Hill Times.

β€œIt took the set-up, clean-up and stress off of myself while we enjoyed the time with the kids who thoroughly had fun,” Rohera says.