2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

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RVs Move America Economic Impact Study was released June 3, 2019 at the RVIA annual meeting.

It revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supports nearly 600,000 jobs, with more than $32 billion in wages, and pays more than $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes.

The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, RVIA chairman, and Onan/Cummins Director of Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care.

For more information on the $114 billion total economic impact and what it includes, click 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"