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 .
Fri Dec 15, 2017
Norcross, Ga.—EasyCare announced its support for Tents for Troops at the 2017 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo at Bally’s in Las Vegas with a welcome reception in its booth. Since meeting at RVDA in 2016, the vehicle service contract provider has supported the nonprofit by providing them marketing exposure, partnering with them at tradeshows and donating a portion of EasyCare’s quarterly sales toward this Tents for Troops program.
“We love supporting the Tents for Troops cause,” EasyCare Regional Performance Manager Walt Burns says. “They are an organization that has given the gift of outdoor adventure to countless active service members and their families, and that makes a real, positive impact on everyone they touch. We will do whatever we can to help spread the word about their mission.”
The nonprofit’s founder, Charlie Curry, began offering free lodging to active-duty soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen at his own park, Toutle River RV Resort in Castle Rock, Washington, nine years ago. Tents for Troops has since grown to include nearly 300 parks in 47 states and earned social media tributes from celebrities such as Bret Michaels, Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson.
To take advantage of the free program, active service members and their families need to reserve sites at the Tents for Troops website and present their military IDs at check-in.
“They are great guests. In fact, they build extraordinarily positive word-of-mouth for the park and the program as they share their Tents for Troops experience with other campers,” Curry says. “The goodwill benefits associated with this gesture far outweigh any lost revenue.”
EasyCare’s has provided benefits to RV and automobile dealers since 1984 and now services more than 7 million customers.