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 .
Mon Mar 5, 2018
Cruise America, the nation’s largest RV rental firm, recently added eight new affiliate dealers, growing its portfolio to 124 locations in North America.
The sites were selected to allow the company to better serve customers in busy areas and those that feed into popular RV destinations, the Mesa, Arizona-based company states. Cruise America maintains a fleet of 4,500 motorhomes and employs more than 300 people across the U.S. and Canada.
“At Cruise America, we pride ourselves on being customer driven and are continuously looking for ways to proactively improve service and expand our business,” says Executive Vice President Michael Marcine. “Partnering with independent dealers allows us to offer even more locations for convenient vehicle pickup and drop off, especially in areas where we know rental demand continues to grow.”
The new dealers span from coast-to-coast and serve tourist hot-spots such as the Chicago-Great Lakes region and Napa Valley wine country. The eight new locations are:
Adventures in Climbing LLC, Ontario, New York (Rochester area)
All Ready Moving & Storage,Tumwater, Washington (Olympia area)
Dacostas Auto World, Fairfield, California (Napa)
Kelly’s World-class Automotive,Limerick, Pennsylvania (Northwest Philadelphia)
Lord Automotive Inc., Worcester, Massachusetts (Boston)
Blade Runners RV Storage, Littleton, Colorado (South Denver)
State Road Auto Repair LLC, Lakemoor, Illinois (North Chicago)
Xpress Auto Rentals, Downey, California (Central Los Angeles)
In addition to those sites, Cruise America expects to continue a path of rapid growth by opening additional dealers throughout the year. For more information about Cruise America and rental options, visit CruiseAmerica.com or call 800-671-8042.
Cruise America RV Rentals & Sales has been delivering RV vacations to families and individuals for more than 45 years since its founding in 1972. Through the creation of an employee stock ownership plan in 2014, Cruise America is now 100-percent employee-owned.