2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

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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.

Florida RV Store Employee Wanted for Torching Rival Business

Fri Aug 17, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

153452856336608.pngThe Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and federal marshals are on the hunt for a serial arsonist who's accused of torching nearly $350,000 worth of RVs in Riviera Beach, reports the Palm Beach Post.

A “wanted” poster released by the Florida Department of Financial Services on Thursday says that Benjamin Harris, 54, has an active warrant for 10 counts of second-degree arson in connection with a fire at Waits’ RV Center.

Owner Bill Waits says eight RVS were a total loss, including a top-of-the-line $180,000 model with marble counter tops. After receiving a call from police, Waits watched the blaze from I-95.

“I thought I was out of business,” Waits said. “I was shocked.”

Waits was in for an even bigger surprise.

Surveillance video taken the night of the arson shows Harris wearing a T-shirt with the lettering “Palm Beach RV,” a rival business in suburban West Palm Beach owned by Waits’ older brother, Larry.

See more photos and read the full article HERE.