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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 .

Sobel University Adds Sales Course Nov. 27-30 in Atlanta

Wed Feb 21, 2018

Due to requests from the nation’s top dealers, Sobel University is adding an additional East Coast Comprehensive Sales Course in Atlanta Nov. 27-30.

“Our dealers had this week reserved for the National RV Show in Louisville before it was cancelled,” says Sobel University President Randy Sobel. “Since the clients we work with have grown they are looking for more course dates to rotate their staff through our sales training each year.”

The Atlanta airport services every major airline and the complimentary hotel shuttle means students will not need a rental car, according to the Tacoma, Washington, firm. Enrollment covers breakfast, lunch and course materials for the four-day training course. Special room block pricing is also available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students can expect a challenging eight hours of classroom instruction with homework every night and exams every day. Role playing situations are incorporated to help them sharpen their skills. Dealers have reported a drastic increase in sales volume upon their staff’s successful completion of this class, according to the company.

To learn more about the Comprehensive Sales Course, visit or call 253-565-2577 to enroll.