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 Plans Florida Grand Opening

Mon Mar 11, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155232087356439.pngGeneral RV, the nation’s largest family-owned RV dealer, plans a grand opening event for its new Supercenter in Ocala, Fla.

The celebration will be held on Wednesday, March 20, from 10:30-12:30 p.m. Ceremonies will begin with a ribbon cutting, followed by brief remarks from General RV President Loren Baidas.

RV manufacturer representatives, other industry members, and local government officials will attend the grand opening. The public is also invited. Attendees can tour the facility and view new RVs on display.

“We are very excited to be a part of the Ocala community,” Baidas says. “We would not have been able to build our new facility without the support of our local partners and area residents. We hope they will join us in the celebration.”

General RV’s Ocala Supercenter is located at 13150 SW 16th Avenue, off of Interstate 75 at Highway 484. The Supercenter offers more than 500 RVs for sale, 38 service bays, and a state-of-the-art painting facility. There is also a large retail store with a wide selection of RV parts and accessories.

“Some customers have saved their entire lives to buy the RV of their dreams, hit the road, and live the lifestyle,” Howard Salickram, sales manager at the Ocala store, says. “We are ready to help make that dream a reality.”

General RV Center, which is based in Michigan, currently operates two RV supercenters in Jacksonville and Tampa.