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 .

Southaven RV & Marine Show Kicks Off Thursday

Fri Jan 19, 2018

Touted as the largest indoor show of its kind in the nation, RV & Boat Show at Southaven RV & Marine will kick off Thursday, Jan. 25, and run through Feb. 4 at 5485 Pepper Chase Road in Southaven Mississippi, according to a release by the show promoters.

"As the region's first and longest, continuously running RV and boat show, the Southaven RV & Boat Show provides outdoor adventurers an early preview of the many new and exciting products and services they will want for the upcoming 2018 recreation season," says the show's producer, Jeff Turnbow. “For example, many will be surprised at the new Winnebego line as well as our big expansion of boat brands and models”.

Turnbow says businesses or organizations that provide products and services that RV and boat owners would be interested in want to participate in the show can contact him at 501-505-6278 about available exhibit space. The show already features approximately 400 class A, B and C motor homes, 5th Wheels, pop-up campers, tent trailers, sport utility trailers, vans, tow vehicles, accessories, boats, and more, the release states.

Southaven RV & Marine, a locally owned and operated business, has become the largest indoor RV and marine showroom in the country. Owners, Mark and Carlene Hixson were recently presented with the nationally coveted customer service award and top sales awards for Mississippi.