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 Jan 9, 2018
Grand Design Recreational Vehicle Company was awarded its fifth consecutive RVDA Dealer Satisfaction Index Quality Circle award for receiving the highest ratings in the RV industry, according to a press release from the Middlebury, Indiana, company.
“We are honored to be the recipient of this award for the fifth straight year. This is the industry’s report card for manufacturers, and we are humbled that our Grand Design dealers continue to provide us with record setting marks for all of our product lines,” says Don Clark, president and CEO of Grand Design RV, a wholly owned subsidiary of Winnebago Industries. “This year’s results showed that our unique business model is continuing to raise the bar, as all of the Grand Design products were ranked at the top of the class. Thank you to our Grand Design dealers for your continued support of our company. We are very truly blessed for your continued business, and the trust you have placed in our team.”
The DSI survey measures reliability and quality, parts, warranty and sales as well as the important question: “How likely would you recommend this brand to a friend (in a different market) to represent at their dealership?”
The brand must receive a higher than 4.25 score on a 5-point rating scale to receive Quality Circle award. Grand Design again improved upon last year’s record-setting scores with the highest scores given by the survey. Grand Design has won the award for every eligible product line each year since its founding in 2012.
Grand Design RV manufactures the Reflection Fifth Wheel and Travel Trailer, the Solitude Extended Stay Fifth Wheel, the luxury Momentum Toy Hauler, the lightweight Imagine Travel Trailer and the introductory-level Transcend Travel Trailer product lines. Since its founding in 2012, Grand Design RV has become one of the fastest growing RV companies in history.