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 .

Ally to Host Second Effective Forecasting Webinar for RV Dealers

Tue Feb 20, 2018

The Ally Academy and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center have announced the second in a three-part free webinar series on effective forecasting for RV dealers. The webinar, “Forecasting Effectively: Plan a Direct Route to a Profitable Year,” will be broadcast live at 11:30 a.m. EST Feb. 27.

The webinar will be led by Bill Tierney, an Ally trainer and 30-year veteran in the automotive business. The webinar will show how forecasting and key metrics can help RV dealers with planning and business management. Although designed for dealer principals and general managers, the webinar is open to any interested dealership staff. The webinar will consist of a 30-minute lecture followed by a live question-and-answer session.

Webinar participants will learn:
• How forecasting can influence decisions.
• What metrics are key to dealers.
• Ways to calculate key metrics that help guide decision-making.
• Identifying market trends to right size a dealership.

“We are committed to supporting dealers and helping them achieve their goals by providing access to comprehensive and proven training that prepares them for the challenges and issues facing the RV industry,” says Jim Whiteford, executive director of Learning and Development at Ally.

Those interested in attending can register at the Ally RV dealer forecasting webinar website here.

Those unable to participate in the live webinar can email Ally Academy to receive a link to the recorded webinar for on-demand viewing. Dealers with questions or feedback should contact Kristi Fleming at kristi.fleming@ally.com or 313- 656-6056, or Karin Van Duyse at the RV Learning Center at kvanduyse@rvda.org or 703-591-7130.

The third and final webinar in the effective forecasting series will be at 11:30 a.m. EST April 24. Registration for the third webinar is available here.