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 .

Dometic Team Roughs it in Quartzsite to Learn About Product Use

Tue Feb 13, 2018

151180063059137.jpgDometic team members recently took in one of the biggest boondocking experiences in the United States, to learn more about their end customers and how they use the Swedish firm’s products.

Dometic product managers, the research team and the corporate marketing team from Sweden spent a weekend at the annual Quartzsite, Arizona, event, where as many as 100,000 RVers descend upon the sleeply little town of 3,000 permanent residents just about 20 miles from the California border.

“The team was able to sit around a campfire, roast marshmallows with some of the Xscapers, and hear what they enjoy about RVing and how they use Dometic products while on the road,” according to the Stockholm company.

“Additionally, the Dometic team was able to make a connection with the end consumers and generate new ideas from their feedback. While the Dometic teams are no strangers to camping, the boondocking lifestyle was a new adventure for most and provided important insight into the challenges many off-grid RVers face, such as conserving energy and water.”

With the bulk of the company's products in the areas of climate, hygiene and sanitation and food and beverage, learning how RVers use those products while dry camping, or independent parking, are perhaps very good lessons.

“It is important that our team has the knowledge of how consumers use their Dometic products and what could be changed to make them more efficient for people to stay on the road longer with only solar power and no water hookups,” says Rory Leitch, director of product management for Dometic. “We received tremendous feedback while at Quartzsite and enjoyed spending time getting to know the people who use our products every day.”

Dometic operates 22 manufacturing and assembly sites in North America, South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, and its products are sold in more than 100 countries. Dometic has 6,500 employees and is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm.