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 .

Camping World Announces Plans for 14 Multi-Brand Locations

Tue Jul 10, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

Camping World Holdings has announced that 14 of its retail locations will operate with a co-branded offering showcasing both Gander Outdoors products and services for the outdoor enthusiast and Camping World parts, accessories and services for the RV enthusiasts.

These Gander Outdoor and Camping World co-branded locations are in key markets for the outdoor and RV enthusiast and will focus on the sales and installation of all RV parts, accessories and services and the full assortment of Gander Outdoors products and services, company officials say.

“We are leveraging the existing assets in our portfolio and are making consistent progress with our growth strategy to further our position in the RV and outdoor marketplace,” says Marcus Lemonis, chairman and CEO. "We are laser focused on our core RV customer as well as attracting other outdoor enthusiasts to the RV and outdoor lifestyle.”

The following stores will function as co-branded locations:

1. Appleton, Wisconsin.

2. Dickson City, Pennsylvania.

3. Florence, Alabama.

4. Port Huron, Michigan.

5. Fort Worth, Texas.

6. Indianapolis, Indiana.

7. Mentor, Ohio.

8. Monroe, North Carolina.

9. Paducah, Kentucky.

10. Peoria, Illinois.

11. Portage, Michigan.

12. Saginaw, Michigan.

13. Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

14. Utica, Michigan.

“We are excited to expand our RV and outdoor footprint in these markets over the next several weeks," Lemonis says. "These are key markets for the RV and outdoor enthusiasts where consumers have been requesting our presence for years.”