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 .
Tue Nov 21, 2017
Author: Scott Hansen
The November issue of RV News is now available on the website.
In this issue, Land ‘N’ Sea Distributing has been slowly evolving into a national RV parts distributor as it leverages its marine distribution business to expand its RV footprint. The distributor has been able to expand its own opportunities as well as give more business to both RV and marine dealers.
We also take you on a journey of many of the RV manufacturers that are building, buying and expanding production facilities at a brisk pace to keep up with the record demand of the RV consumers. Included among the RV manufacturers who have built more facilities are Forest River, Grand Design, Heartland, Jayco, Keystone, REV RV Group, Thor Motor Coach, Winnebago and more.
Next, Hopkins Manufacturing Corp. has redesigned its BrakeBuddy product line to make choosing, installing and using supplemental brakes easier than ever.
We also take you to Arconic, the maker of Alcoa Wheels, which offers aluminum wheels to the RV manufacturers, dealers and consumers. Aluminum wheels can offer numerous advantages to the RV market and many of those are discussed in this piece.
Finally, we take you on a tour of Hitch RV, which has two locations in New Jersey and Delaware. As many consumers have changed their ways of shopping to be more digitally focused, Hitch RV has stayed ahead of the curve in digital marketing and social media communication, while still keeping touch with their customers in interpersonal interaction to grow its customer base.
To begin reading the November issue of RV News, click here.