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 .

Club Car Wins ARVC Supplier of the Year Award

Wed Nov 29, 2017

151197624229525.pngAUGUSTA, Ga. — Club Car, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, earned the National Association of Parks and Campground's (ARVC) supplier of the year award for 2017. The annual award is presented to an industry supplier that exemplifies excellence in product solutions, innovation and customer service and support.

The award was presented at the organization's 2017 Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo in November.

Jeff C. Miller, director of sales, global strategic accounts and custom solutions, says, "We are pleased to be recognized for the contributions we've made to the outdoor hospitality industry. By supplying fleets of small four-wheel rental vehicles, and designing innovative leasing and financing options for the unique needs of this market, Club Car creates a new and profitable revenue stream for campgrounds."

A Club Car program allows campgrounds a choice of two- or four-passenger Precedent golf cars, Villager street-legal low speed vehicles (LSVs), or two- or four-wheel drive XRT utility vehicles, depending on location and needs. All vehicles are manufactured on rustproof aluminum frames to withstand the campground environment. Service agreements are available through local Authorized Club Car Dealers.

According to a company announcement, Club Car's leasing option lets RV parks avoid the user dissatisfaction, high maintenance cost, downtime and lack of warranty coverage that often comes with the pre-owned vehicles historically used for campgrounds rentals.

The company outlined the leasing program in the announcement. Because leasing requires little or no down payment, campgrounds preserve their capital and start earning profits immediately. Further, leasing payments are generally tax deductible and lower than purchase payments. Club Car also makes additional vehicles available as needed, and offers flexible payment options that allow parks to pay only during the season, when they are earning rental income.