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 .

Lazydays RV Promotes Dillard to Tampa General Manager

Thu Sep 6, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

146522697613581.jpgLazydays has promoted Jeff Dillard to general manager of its Tampa Dealership.

Dillard will report to Ron Fleming, vice president and national general manager, who oversees all Lazydays dealership operations. All Tampa dealership department managers will now report directly to Dillard.

“As we continue to grow our dealership network nationally and my area of responsibility grows, it is imperative to have a dedicated general manager in our Tampa store, the world’s largest RV dealership,” Fleming said. “Jeff’s 25 years of experience in the RV industry, his attention to detail and his proven expertise in RV dealership operations will help him excel as general manager of our Tampa operation.”

Dillard joined Lazydays in 2014 and previously served as general manager of the Crown Club operation at the Tampa dealership. Dillard has worked in the RV industry for more than 25 years.

Prior to joining Lazydays he was the director of sales at Alliance Coach and spent 15 years as general manager of Travel Country RV Center.

“I am excited to have been chosen to lead Lazydays’ Tampa dealership and I’m excited for the opportunities that lie ahead,” Dillard said. “Lazydays RV is recognized nationally for its world-class product selection and best-in-class customer experience, and I am dedicated to making sure the Tampa dealership continues to deliver this standard of excellence.”