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 .

General RV Opens New Store in Michigan

Tue Feb 5, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

154937739170129.pngGeneral RV, the nation’s largest family-owned RV dealer opened the General RV Clarkston Supercenter in Clarkston, Mich., on Jan. 28.

“My grandfather founded General RV in Detroit almost 60 years ago,” General RV President Loren Baidas (pictured left) says. “The Clarkston Supercenter is just one example of General RV’s commitment to reinvesting in our facilities so we can continue to provide an industry-leading experience for customers and grow the General RV family.”

Employees from the General RV store in White Lake, Mich., have transferred to Clarkston.

“We’ve served the White Lake and Waterford areas for over 30 years and had a great experience there. We had simply outgrown that facility and needed an upgrade,” Store Operations Manager Bill Brown says. “Our employees and customers were patient as we found a new home for the store, and I’d like to thank all of them for their support through the transition.”

The new Supercenter, located at 8665 Dixie Highway in Clarkston, has 300 RVs on the lot, 16 service bays and a large retail space.