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 .

NATDA Posts Videos of Technical Training Seminars Online

Tue Oct 24, 2017

145797745895729.jpgSt. Petersburg, Fla. – The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) continues to bring education to every dealership by placing videos of the 2017 NATDA Trade Show’s Technical Training seminars online for dealers everywhere.

The Technical Training hosted by LINK Trailer Parts provided dealers with something they could “take back to the shop” from technical experts in the industry. The seminars, sponsored by B&W Trailer Hitches, Dexter and CURT Group, are now available through NATDA’s YouTube Channel.

Professional Gooseneck Hitch and Fifth Wheel Hitch Sales & Installation

Instructor Chris Long helps viewers learn how to select the correct products for the customer’s needs and outline the responsibilities that dealers/installers have when becoming a heavy-duty towing products provider.

Fundamentals of Receiver Hitch and Basic Wiring Installation

In association with CURT Group, Connected Correctly’s Chris Long and CURT’s National Training Manager, Keith Gehrke, walk viewers through a complete tow package installation process using high-quality, American-made, CURT towing products.

Dexter Multi-Point Service Inspection Checklist

Dexter walks viewers through a multi-point service inspection checklist associated with trailer running gear and brake actuation. Dexter technicians also share service and repair tips, considerations when selecting a trailer and appropriate running gear and highlight upsell opportunities to increase profits.

For more information, visit www.natda.org.