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 .

Canadian Dealer Observes Milestone with Fundraiser

Tue Apr 2, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155415251460582.pngVoyager RV Centre in Lake Country, British Columbia, has launched its Voyager Cares fundraising initiative, with the goal of raising $100,000 for local charities. The effort is in recognition of the dealership’s 35th anniversary.

The campaign began in December and over the next 12 months the family-owned and operated dealership has committed each of its departments to donate proceeds from every RV sale to seven different non-profit organizations throughout the Central Okanagan region.

“Coming into our 35th year, I was reflecting on how special it was for the company and our family, we are extremely grateful for the continued support of our community and we wanted to find a way to say thank you in a meaningful way,” Vice President Jason Friesen says. “This initiative reaches far beyond profits and the bottom line. For us it’s about more than business, it’s a commitment from our family and staff as a way to say thank you and support the community that has supported us for so many years.”

The first check presentation took place at the end of March, with a donation of $11,970 to the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank. Providing food services to between 100 and 150 households every day, Tammie Watson, the revenue development officer with the organization, says this donation will go a long way in helping stock their shelves during the slower donation period typically seen during the summer months.

“I thought it was a great time to give back in a way we never have before,” Friesen says. “When I took it to my dad, he was on-board from the very beginning, without hesitation. He was excited. It’s about making a difference within our community in a way that’s rarely seen from family-owned RV dealerships.”