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 .

RV/MH Heritage Foundation to Host Supplier Exhibits During Open House

Fri Feb 8, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

154963582371697.pngThe RV/MH Heritage Foundation board of directors will make suppliers’ booths available during the September 2019 RV Open House at the Foundation’s Northern Indiana Event Center for the first time.

“We believe this will be exciting news for supplier exhibitors, not only for opportunity to rub shoulders with many of their RV manufacturer customers, but also to show their latest innovations and products to the thousands of dealers attending the event,” RV/MH Heritage Foundation President Darryl Searer says.

Searer says 100 8-by-10 foot booths will be available on a first come first served basis in Ingram Hall. The foundation is currently taking reservations for these spaces.

“What’s special for suppliers as well as booth visitors is that the supplier exhibits will be comfortably indoors—free from inclement weather, wind, rain storms, heat or cold,” Searer says. “Weather in Northern Indiana this time of year is highly unpredictable, so exhibitors can be assured their display booths will be safe and comfortable. Plus, we also have adequate convenient parking onsite.

Searer says RV dealers will continue to receive free admission to the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum which will take them directly past the front door of Ingram Hall and the supplier exhibits.

Suppliers who reserve booths prior to April 30 will receive a substantial discount off booth rental fees. They will also receive their preferred location in the show.

For more information or to make reservations, please contact Darryl Searer at 574-903-3850 or by email at dlsearer@aol.com