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 .

Co-Branded Camping World, RV SuperCenter to Open in N.C. 

Tue Sep 11, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

151519249448855.pngOverton’s showroom in Greenville, N.C. is about to offer visitors a whole lot more from the RV market.
Camping World announced that the Overton's showroom will continue to operate with multi-branded offerings that showcase Overton’s water sport products, Gander Outdoors and Camping World products and services for the outdoor enthusiast, in addition to Gander RV Sales. 

“The Greenville market and all the outdoor enthusiasts that patronize that area are important to us and we want to keep bringing them the best products in our portfolio,” said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Camping World. "We are laser focused on our core RV customer as well as attracting other outdoor enthusiasts to the RV and outdoor lifestyle.” 

The new rebranded location, which has plans to reopen by end of year 2018, will focus on sales of a full assortment of RVs, parts, accessories and services and an assortment of the best Gander Outdoors, Camping World and Overton products on the market. The location will continue to serve as a customer call center and an e-commerce center fulfilling online purchases, in addition to adding a distribution center. 

“We are excited to expand our RV and outdoor footprint in Greenville and adding multiple distribution centers to the area in addition to our call center and e-commerce fulfillment center,” Lemonis said.