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 .

RVIA Regulatory Alert: Webinar Addresses New California Prop 65 Rules

Wed Aug 8, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

Dealers, manufacturers and suppliers can learn about updates to Proposition 65 labeling and signage rules, which go into effect Aug. 30, 2018 in an upcoming webinar.

This 20-minute webinar will cover the new requirements and how to best prepare to comply with Prop 65. The webinar is intended for compliance personnel from manufacturers, suppliers and CA RV dealerships.

Webinar Information:
When: Thursday, Aug. 16
Time: 2 p.m. (ET)
Web Login: https://core.callinfo.com/prt?an=8007682983&ac=6655860
Audio only: 800-768-2983
Conference code: 6655860

What is Prop 65?
Proposition 65 is a California law that requires businesses to provide warnings to residents about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. These chemicals can be in the products that Californians purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. By requiring that this information be provided, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about their exposures to these chemicals.

Proposition 65 also prohibits California businesses from knowingly discharging significant amounts of listed chemicals into sources of drinking water.

Proposition 65 requires California to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. This list, which must be updated at least once a year, has grown to include approximately 900 chemicals since it was first published in 1987.

Proposition 65 became law in November 1986, when California voters approved it by a 63 to 37 percent margin. The official name of Proposition 65 is the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.