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 .

AGWS Offers F&I Training Schedule

Thu Jan 3, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

153814946433319.pngAmerican Guardian Warranty Services Inc. announces its 2019 AGWS University F&I training schedule. The workshops are designed to provide insights and education to both dealers and agents.

Offered in the company's corporate office in Warrenville, Ill., and as online webinars, the workshops are led by AGWS VP of Training, Robert Harkins, and VP of Sales, Chuck Hobbs. The classes are intended to demonstrate effective sales approaches with compliance and ethics to improve dealership profitability, customer satisfaction and repeat/referral business. They also ensure all employees are compliant with current laws, regulations and best practices.

"Following the overwhelming success of past AGWS University courses, we're proud to offer this year's workshops, led by our industry's best, Robert Harkins and Chuck Hobbs," AGWS CEO Jon Anderson says. "We look forward to continuing to evolve our University courses by offering online webinars and educating more dealers and agents this year and many years ahead."

Workshop topics include compliance and ethics, selling with integrity, F&I law, sales techniques, sales role-playing exercises, lien analysis, online sales, objection handling and professionalism.
The seminars will be held Feb. 18-21, May 13-16, Aug. 12-15 and Nov. 11-14. The webinar versions will be offered at 1 p.m. on Jan. 16, April 17, July 17 and Oct. 16.

Registration for the workshops is available here.