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 .

Campers Inn RV Acquires Two Alabama RV Dealerships

Tue Nov 27, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

Campers Inn RV announces acquisition of Madison RV Supercenter in Madison, Ala. and Southern RV Wholesale in Huntsville, Ala. Campers Inn RV is excited to begin serving Alabama’s robust RV community. These locations will be Campers Inn RV’s first stores in Alabama as it continues to grow its network of more than 20 RV dealerships nationwide.

“We have been honored to be part of the RV community here in Alabama,” says Marty Shea, owner of Madison RV Supercenter and Southern RV Wholesale. “We are grateful to all of our customers, and we are proud of all the hard work our team has put in over the years. We believe that Campers Inn RV, as a values-oriented business, is the right choice to continue our customer-first RV shopping and service philosophy. We know our team will be welcomed into the Campers Inn RV family with open arms.”

Shea purchased Madison Travel Trailers in Huntsville in 1996 and quickly grew to become one of the largest dealers in the state. In 2004, they moved their location to Interstate 565 and later opened Southern RV Wholesale on Jordan Lane in 2016.

“We are excited to bring Madison RV and Southern RV Wholesale into the Campers Inn RV family,” Campers Inn RV President Jeff Hirsch says. “The addition of the two stores helps us accomplish our goal of westward expansion in order to continue our mission of being America’s RVers’ Trusted Resource. I have known Marty Shea for many years, from his days as our competitor in Massachusetts to serving on the RVDA board together, and he has become a good friend in the industry. The Sheas have built an organization that shares Campers Inn RV’s core values and we look forward to working with our new team members and customers in Alabama