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 .

National RV Trade Show Partners with Outside Magazine for New Pavilion

Mon Oct 23, 2017

RESTON, Va. – The National RV Trade Show, held Nov. 27-30 in Louisville, Kentucky, will feature a brand new Outside Lifestyle Pavilion, sponsored by Go RVing partner, Outside Magazine. Located off the West Wing, the pavilion helps to grow the footprint of the show to more than 1 million square feet as well as bring new lifestyle exhibitors positioned to help RV dealers find new revenue streams.

Attendees to the show will be able to get tips from Outside Magazine and Go RVing on ways to improve outdoor activity access for their local consumers. Outside Magazine will also be setting up a campground and activation area where dealers can learn how to slackline from experts and compete against colleagues for fun. Outdoor adventurist, Brody Leven, will also be onsite to meet attendees and share his experiences.

“The RV industry is critical to getting folks outside, but there are always new ways to attract consumers,” Outside Magazine Marketing Director Sam Moulton says. “We look forward to sharing innovative ways to increase outdoor participation, and highlighting all opportunities available to RV dealers at the first-ever Outside Lifestyle Pavilion.”

“Today’s consumers are looking for outdoor experiences that RV dealers sell every day in their stores,” RVIA Senior Vice President of Trade Shows and Events Liz Crawford says. “The Outside Lifestyle Pavilion is designed to help dealers learn how to utilize additional merchandising opportunities to bring in more consumers, sell more products and keep them coming back for more.”

In addition to the Outside Magazine activation area and new exhibitors, the inaugural Top Tech Challenge will be occurring in the Outside Lifestyle Pavilion. The competition, sponsored by Airxcel, Dometic, Lippert Components and Thetford, pits RV service techs with a minimum of five years of experience against each other as they compete to diagnose seven different types of technical RV service issues, as fast as possible, to determine the Top Tech of the year.

Attendee registration for the 2017 National RV Trade Show is now open. Members of the industry, including recreation vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, dealers and campground managers, are invited to attend. To register for the National RV Trade Show, visit RVIAshow.org.