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 .

Nexus RV VP Mike Peterson Retires

Wed Feb 6, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

154946941115676.pngMike Peterson, vice president of type A products for Nexus RV, is retiring, according to the company. Peterson, a 40-year industry veteran, previously was sales manager of Forest River Berkshire Diesel products and was a shareholder for Damon Motorhomes prior to its sale to Thor Industries.

“In our brief time having Mike on board we were able to make some great changes in our Class A products. He has such a vast knowledge of this type of products (sic) and he knows so many dealers and vendors,” says Nexus RV Chairman Claude Donati.

“The RV industry has been such a great industry for me as I have cherished many great friendships and I have been blessed with being part of so many great companies,” Peterson says. “Starting in the 1970s and working through many ups and downs and watching our industry improve makes me proud to be part of the RV world.”