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 .

SylvanSport Expands Partnership with Gander

Fri Mar 22, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155326064711633.pngSylvanSport says its distribution partnership with Gander Outdoors and Gander RV will continue to expand. SylvanSport’s says momentum coming out of the spring show season and RVX have refocused industry attention on the company’s flagship GO Adventure Camper.

From an initial rollout with several Gander Outdoor locations in late 2018, the SylvanSport footprint has grown to include GO Adventure Campers at 11 Gander Outdoors stores in: Tyler, Texas, Forest Lake, Minn., Eau Claire, Wis., Rothschild, Wis, Kenosha, Wis., Cicero, N.Y., Roanoke, Va., Fayetteville, N.C., Ocala, Fla. and Augusta, Ga.

SylvanSport describes the match with Gander as “natural given our roots in the outdoor industry.” The company says its vision for the past 15 years has been to design and manufacture high-quality products that combine the function and technical design of outdoor gear with the comfort and convenience of RV travel.

The manufacturer says because of its unique approach to design and manufacturing, the GO Adventure Camper has received numerous accolades in addition to being declared the “Coolest. Camper. Ever.” by National Geographic Adventure. Other awards for the GO include the IDEA/BusinessWeek International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) Gold Winner in 2014, Men’s Journal Gear of the Year Award, the International Aluminum Extrusion Design Grand Prize.

The GO was also a finalist in the Athletics and Recreation category of the Edison Awards, which are known informally as the “Oscars of Innovation.”

"We have been excited about our partnership with Gander Outdoors,” SylvanSport Vice President of Sales Earl Hunter says. "The season is upon us and our expectations are grand. The GO Camper is truly a gem and I am looking forward to seeing it shine at the Gander locations"