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 .

Sobel Spring Sessions Open for Enrollment

Fri Mar 15, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155179652470709.pngSobel University has opened spring training session for enrollment. The upcoming Comprehensive Sales Courses are scheduled March 25-29, and May 13-17, 2019 in Tacoma, Wash.

“These spring courses are important for new or current employees to get a kick start before the season is in full-swing,” Sobel University Vice President Jered Sobel says. “Dealers waiting to train their sales staff in the fall will miss out on the results that could have been seen in the summer when their salespeople and their customers needed the most help.”

The Comprehensive Sales Course is designed for new and experienced dealers, managers and salespeople. With five experience levels, Sobel says salespeople will learn new skills whether it is their first attendance or their 15th.

Attendees can expect a challenging eight hours of classroom instruction with homework every night and exams every day, as well as role playing situations to improve retention.
Sobel University says dealers have reported an increase in sales volume upon their staff’s successful completion of this class.

Sobel University says session space is limited and advises early enrollment.