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 .

A Super-Sized Show is Setting up in Michigan, as Well

Fri Feb 2, 2018

151750728151310.pngWhile many us are focused on a certain football in Minnesota Sunday, a lot of our comrades will be busy setting up the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan for the super-sized five-day Detroit Camper and RV show, according to an article in the Detroit News.

“At 7 a.m. on Monday, I open the doors,” said Darren Ing, director of the Michigan Association of Recreational Vehicles and Campgrounds. “And a very laborious process begins. Each dealer has a specific door to use and a specific time, to get at least 285 units into the showplace by 3 p.m.”

While the rigs will already be poised outdoors, indoors crews will be scurrying around to ready each dealer’s display space in the giant facility on Sundau, the News reported, executing an elaborate floor plan that has been months in the making.

The timing of the show is no accident — MARVAC says it has “a lock” on expo space to avoid competing with the Super Bowl. The five-day Detroit Camper & RV Show begins Wednesday -- the 52nd annual show. The Super Bowl is also in its 52nd year, though sometimes the actual game seems to last only into the second quarter.