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 .

Priority Network Adds Pharr's RV of West Texas

Tue Feb 13, 2018

The Recreational Dealer Cooperative Association/Priority RV Network has added Pharr RV’s in Lubbock, Texas.

Pharr’s RV is a locally and family-owned RV dealership, founded in 1969 by Harold and Janelle Pharr with just three Silver Streak travel trailers. The dealership has grown to 25 acres with more than 250 RVs in inventory. Today, the dealership is managed by Jerry Pharr, Jacky Pharr and Mike Hymer.

“I just returned from Lubbock. Lubbock is known for three things: Texas Tech University, the late Buddy Holly, and Pharr RV’s. They are the crown jewel of RV dealerships in west Texas,” says Corey Ruzicka, executive director of the Priority RV Network.

The network boasts a record 119 dealerships nationwide. With its reciprocal service agreement with Canada’s RV Care Network of 61 dealerships, Priority and RV Care networks boast of “North American’s largest network for customer emergency service.”

“We’re honored Priority RV Network has asked us to join them. They have tremendous programs, outstanding dealers and our employees and customers are excited to represent Priority RV in west Texas,” says Mike Hymer of Pharr’s.

Mike Regan, president of Priority RV Network and Crestview RV in Georgetown and Buda, Texas, says having another west Texas dealer is welcome.

“We’re having a record year in sales for both our dealers and our supplier partners,” Regan says. “It’s a win-win for everyone. Pharr RV’s is a tremendous addition to our group.”

The Priority RV Network provides innovative, convenient, value driven programs to an exclusive nationwide dealer network creating a competitive advantage for its members while providing value to their customers. The Priority RV Network is run by a seven-member dealer board of directors.

The network still has a couple of open markets. RV dealers who sell and service RVs and would like to join the Priority RV Network, please contact Corey Ruzicka at cruzicka@priorityrvnetwork.com. Suppliers seeking to increase dealer sales should also contact Ruzicka.