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 .
Wed Nov 8, 2017
Jason Bell of Chemo RV Sales and Service in 150 Mile House, British Columbia was presented with the prestigious 2017 Canadian RV Dealer of the Year Award today at the RVDA of Canada's Annual Meeting held at the RV Dealers Convention/Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mr. Bell was clearly moved when announced as this year's recipient. He graciously accepted the award while surrounded by family, friends and colleagues. "Thank you. I am truly humbled, I am very blessed to have the opportunity to work in such a remarkable industry" said Bell, as Melanie Taylor, from RV Lifestyle Magazine, presented him with the Walter Paseska Memorial Canadian RV Dealer of the Year Award.
"Receiving this award is a great honor. An honor that is compounded by the fact that my wife and my parents are able to be here with me today." Jason Bell's father Jack was the recipient of the 2004 Canadian RV Dealer of the Year Award. This is the first time that a father and son have both been honored with the same recognition.
Each year, the RVDA of Canada, in conjunction with RV Lifestyle Magazine and Dealer News, invites nominations from across Canada for the Canadian RV Dealer of the Year Award. The award is dedicated to the memory of the late Walt Paseska, founder of Walt's Trailer Sales in Headingley, Manitoba, in recognition of his many years of commitment and dedication to the RV industry. Since established in 1989 by Camping Canada Magazine, this award has been presented to individuals who share Walt's enthusiasm and commitment, in recognition of their long-term contribution to the RV lifestyle, and commitment to the community as a whole.
The award is presented to a candidate who has: