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 .

Dealers Expo to Feature Special Course for Young RV Execs (VIDEO)

Thu Aug 9, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

A special half-day course for Young RV Executives, “Creating & Sustaining a High-Performance Dealership Team,” will be presented by David Spader of Spader Business Management on Nov. 6 at Paris Las Vegas. This unique, professional development opportunity is designed for Young RV executives attending the RV Dealers Convention/Expo.

Because Gulf Stream Coach, Inc., is sponsoring the course, the cost to attend is $99 per registrant. The course is limited to 50 participants and is part of a strategic alliance between the Mike Molino RV Learning Center and Spader Business Management.

This highly interactive program has three components. First, Spader will begin with an experiential team activity to help young executives discover how teams develop, the difference between a team and group, and the critical few behaviors required to achieve high performance.

Second, this course will help dealership leaders diagnose their team’s current strengths and development opportunities utilizing a team assessment. Lastly, Spader will help attendees create an action plan that details what’s needed to take their team to the next level.

The Young Executive initiative focuses on the professional development of younger dealership managers.

“It’s extremely important to support the development of the next generation of RV dealers and dealership managers,” says Dan Shea of Gulf Stream Coach. “We are pleased to be able to sponsor this program for Young RV Executives held in conjunction with the RVDA convention.”

About David Spader
David Spader is one of the lead trainers and consultants for Spader Business Management in the areas of people, culture, and strategic development. Spader Business Management is a leading management training and consulting company that specializes in helping businesses achieve greater success and fulfillment through improved business results and leadership capabilities. Our proprietary tools and technologies help clients simplify financial data, focus on the right key metrics, and increase human performance to improve their results. At Spader, we leverage a mix of industry benchmarking, financial data, 20 Groups, workshops, consulting, and training courses to customize a value proposition just right for your business. Spader is headquartered in beautiful Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Click HERE for more about Spader.

This Young RV Executives event coincides with the 2018 RV Dealers Convention/Expo, Nov. 5 through 9 at Paris Las Vegas. The convention is sponsored by RVDA–The National RV Dealers Association, RVDA of Canada, and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center.


Registrants who sign up for the convention/expo prior to Aug. 31 at discounted rates still have the option to bring additional staff at the rate they locked in over the summer.

Visit www.rvda.org/convention to register for the convention and for regular updates. Convention updates will also be posted on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Contact Karin Van Duyse at kvanduyse@rvda.org if you have questions about the RV Learning Center’s Young Executives Program.