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 .

Manitoba Dealers Share Canadian RV Dealer of the Year Award

Thu Nov 8, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

151551687751691.pngJim Gorrie and Kevin Betzold of GNR Camping World RV Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, were jointly presented with the prestigious 2018 Canadian RV Dealer of the Year Award Wednesday at the RVDA of Canada’s Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. This was the first time the award was presented jointly.

Melanie Taylor, from RV Lifestyle Magazine, presented the pair with the Walter Paseska Memorial Canadian RV Dealer of the Year Award.

“Our father-in-law, Gil Robert, started the dealership in the early 1970s. His motto was always to create a unique and memorable camping experience,” Betzold says. “We strive to carry on that motto and ensure that we provide complete customer satisfaction and are totally committed to enhancing RV lifestyles.”

“RVing is a lifestyle and a true family experience,” Gorrie says. “We are a family business and our family focus is front and center at the dealership. In fact, Gil Robert was himself recipient of the 1992 Canadian RV Dealer of the Year Award.”

Each year, the RVDA of Canada, in conjunction with RV Lifestyle Magazine and Dealer News, invites nominations from across Canada for the Canadian RV Dealer of the Year Award. The award is dedicated to the memory of the late Walt Paseska, founder of Walt's Trailer Sales in Headingley, Manitoba. The award recognizes his many years of commitment and dedication to the RV industry. Since established in 1989 by Camping Canada Magazine, the award is presented to individuals who share Paseska’s enthusiasm and commitment, in recognition of their long-term contribution to the RV lifestyle and commitment to the community as a whole.