2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

The new RVs Move America Economic Impact Study, released June 3, 2019 at the annual meeting of RVIA, revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supporting nearly 600,000 jobs, contributing more than $32 billion in wages, and paying 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.

Registration Opens Soon for Escapees Gathering 2019

Tue Aug 28, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

153546977795241.pngEscapees RV Club’s annual rally, Escapade, takes place March 17 through 22, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona. The biggest gathering of Escapees members each year, 2019’s event guarantees ample opportunities for education, socialization, and entertainment.

Each Escapade brims with seminars, panel discussions, campfire chats, socials, activities, and so much more for RVers of all ages. What started as a small gathering of 24 families in 1979 has grown to host 900+ rigs and thousands of members and visitors in it’s 40-year history.

SKPs (a fond nickname for Escapees members) look forward to this opportunity to come together and reconnect, to share knowledge and often a drink or two.

“We’re already looking forward to seeing our many SKP friends there,” says Jim Tidball, SKP #97596. As an attendee and volunteer of many years, Tidball has experienced Escapade from multiple perspectives. Dedication from members like the Tidballs is what makes this event such a success.

Though RV education is a key component of each Escapade, it is the feeling of community and friendship that encourages repeat attendees. Marianne Edwards, founder of Boondocker’s Welcome and popular presenter at Escapade, says “We left feeling enriched in many other unexpected ways: we felt part of the sharing and caring that are the principals Escapees RV Club was founded on.”

Registration for the 2019 event opens on Sept. 4. For more information and to register, visit HERE.