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 .

RV Learning Center Invites Members to Contribute to Program

Wed Dec 20, 2017

145288477541371.pngThe Mike Molino RV Learning Center has invited members of the RV industry to contribute to the program through donations.

Donations are used, not only for educational and training materials, but also for scholarships that enable young people to advance in the RV industry.

A donation to the RV Learning Center is an investment in the industry and the various businesses who donate and receive donations. Everything the RV Learning Center does focuses on one key goal: to educate the RV dealership workforce to promote industry excellence. High standards grow the industry and translate into prosperous dealerships. But it doesn't happen without a great deal of organization, planning and commitment.

Additionally, a donation to the RV Learning Center puts the donating company at the forefront of transforming the industry; providing dealers and their employees with innovative ways to operate RV dealerships through an array of education resources including publications, distance learning, live workshops, online products, training and certification programs for RV dealership personnel.

Educated dealership professionals are the key to customer satisfaction. Customer satisfaction expands the industry. Participation in RV industry certification programs was a key recommendation of the Go RVing Coalition’s Committee on Excellence Task Force reports, which studied consumer satisfaction. The RV Learning Center offers five certifications, including service managers, service writers/advisors, parts managers, parts specialists and warranty administrators.

Contributions make it possible for the RV Learning Center to partner RVIA and FRVTA to offer RV service technicians the opportunity to prepare for certification through online training. These are key programs that enhance professionalism in the industry and yield better customer satisfaction.

There are five categories for giving:

• Major Gifts: active donors with a cumulative pledge of $25,000 and above.
Recognition: in Learning Guides or the Service Management Guide (SMG) -- a page dedicated to donors of $25,000 and above plus all recognitions from Champion level.

• Champions: donors of $2,500 - $24,499
Recognition: Displays at the Mike Molino RV Learning Center in 2017 plus all recognition from Leader level.

• Leaders: donors of $1,000 - $2,499
Recognition: Announcement from the stage during the Convention/Expo plus all recognition from Benefactor level.

• Benefactors: donors of $500 - $999
Recognition: Poster display at convention plus all recognition for Supporter level.

• Supporters: donors of $100 - $499
Recognition: Unless you prefer to remain anonymous, gifts at the supporter level and above will be recognized by name in the monthly donor report that appears online and in RV Executive Today magazine.

Recent contributors include a $16,000 donation from United States Warranty Corporation; a $5,000 donation from Campers Inn, which brings to total from the dealership to $81,000; the annual commitment renewal from Protective Asset Protection; a $3,000 donation from Floyd’s RV; and a $20,000 donation from Brown & Brown Insurance.