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 .

WFCO Electronics Certifies 35 Dealers as Power Ambassadors

Thu Oct 26, 2017

148097676011072.jpgELKHART, Ind. - WFCO Electronics has certified 35 dealers, distributors and technicians as WFCO Power Ambassadors through its training program since its inception in June 2017.

The goal of the Power Ambassador Program is to provide in-depth training to WFCO dealer and distributor technicians and sales personnel so they are well versed in WFCO products. Those Ambassadors are then able to better sell, service and troubleshoot WFCO products.

“We want to make sure our customers are getting the best service and are connected to those products that suit their needs,” WFCO President Rich Dotson says. “We developed the program so that dealerships and technicians are able to better use WFCO products to their advantage, whether that be selling to a customer or troubleshooting a problem. So far, the feedback has been very positive.”

The training is broken into two parts: sales and technical training. The sales training covers topics such as product features and benefits, WFCO distributors and RV OEMs, support resources available and technical support. The technical training covers in-depth product specs, common misconceptions, issues & solutions, support resources and technical support.

Once the training session is complete, a test is administered to certify the individual as a WFCO Power Ambassador. A dealership can also be certified if all its technicians take and pass the test (if 3 or fewer) or if 75 percent of the technicians take and pass the test (if 4 or more). Once certified, the Power Ambassador receives a certificate and gift in the form of either a travel mug (sales) or t-shirt (technical). The certified dealership receives a certificate, recognition online and a branded WFCO Power Ambassador logo.

The 31 individuals from 18 dealerships that recently became Power Ambassadors are:

Wisconsin RV World
- Gerald Hartman (Technical & Sales)
- Tiffany Timmerman (Sales)

Redneck Trailer Supplies
- Amado Jaime Fernandez (Sales)
- Patricia Morales-Armendariz (Sales)
- Jack Hix (Sales)
- Daniel Anthony Palomo (Sales)
- Fatima Garcilazo (Sales)
- Thomas Rabara (Sales)
- Jordan French (Sales)
- Manuel Gamboa (Sales)

Tacoma RV
- Charles Fesler (Sales)

Auburn-Kent RV
- Tamara Shoemaker (Sales)

Cody Talbert Distribution
- Amy Payne (Sales)
- Ashley Farmer (Sales)

Valley RV Supercenter
- Leslie Smith (Sales)

Poulsbo RV
- Paul Chittum (Sales)
- Ron Robinson (Sales)
- Lynn Jackson (Sales)

Dream Chasers RV of Burlington
- Lance Wilder (Sales)

Apache Camping Center
- Kevin Lee (Sales)
- Cody Huhman (Sales)

Blade RV
- Wayne Sewell (Sales)

RV Marine Supply by Cascade LLC
- Louise E Alexander- Way (Sales)

Roy Robinson Chevrolet/RV
- Marti Olson (Sales)

Russ Dean Family RV
- Marvin Clark (Sales)

Canopy Country RV Center
- Andy Barthol (Sales)

Broadmoor RV
- Lez Stetson (Sales)

Curtis Trailers
- Rick Humphrey (Sales)

Blue Dog RV
- Oscar Ingold (Sales)
- Taylor Shea (Sales)

R-N-R RV Center
- Mike Duncan (Sales)

To learn more about the Power Ambassador program and how you can complete it, visit www.wfcoelectronics.com and click on the Power Ambassador tab.