2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

RVs Move America infographic

RVs Move America Economic Impact Study was released June 3, 2019 at the RVIA annual meeting.

It revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supports nearly 600,000 jobs, with more than $32 billion in wages, and pays more than $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes.

The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, RVIA chairman, and Onan/Cummins Director of Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care.

For more information on the $114 billion total economic impact and what it includes, click here.

Gander Outdoors Prepares for Grand Opening in Watertown, New York

Fri Aug 17, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

Gander Outdoors, formerly known as Gander Mountain, is now open in Watertown, New York. A grand opening event is planned for Saturday, Aug. 18 at 21182 Salmon Run Mall Loop West. The 44,000 square foot location is one of five facilities in the state.

The grand opening will kick off at 9 a.m. with free pastries and coffee in the morning, and hot dogs and chips provided by a local community group from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Family fun includes opportunities for children to paint a lure from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and build a duck call from 1 to 3 p.m. The event includes store-wide savings on products and giveaways with customers receiving a gift with purchase and drawings for gift cards throughout the day. Experts on fishing, hunting, boating and more will be available to assist with customers inquiries and purchases.

Marcus Lemonis bought Gander Mountain assets in bankruptcy court in May 2017 and is beginning to reopen many of the chain's stores to serve customers who are passionate about hunting, fishing, marine and water sports, camping, and active and shooting sports. Gander Outdoors is owned by Camping World Holdings and will provide outdoor enthusiasts with regionally and seasonally relevant products and services.

“We’ve received such positive feedback from all the communities across the country in which we opened our new Gander Outdoors locations,” says Lemonis, Chairman of Camping World. “We are so thankful for the customers shopping with us for their outdoor and sporting needs and we are excited to continue expanding our outdoor industry footprint, while supporting economic growth in all these communities.”