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 .

Atlantic Canada RV Shows Report Robust Sales

Tue Apr 2, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155421701679099.pngThe Atlantic RV Dealers Association (ARVDA) reports its two early 2019 RV shows in Canada’s Atlantic provinces, were successful.

The three-day Moncton RV Show in Moncton, New Brunswick. experienced improved attendance over past years, says Show Manager Scott Sprague. The eight dealers exhibiting reported sales of 77 units during the show, which ran March 15-17.

“We were very happy to see so many visitors out all weekend,” Sprague says. “We could tell that attendees were in the camping spirit. It definitely didn’t hurt to see milder temperatures and signs of spring on the way, as exhibitors were busy meeting with thousands of potential customers over the course of three days.”

The Halifax RV Show, held for four days in late January at the Halifax Exhibition Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, also had good attendance, Sprague says.

“It’s encouraging to see how dealers and customers continue to grow this show year after year,” Sprague says. “Unit sales held strong with 141 total purchases made over the course of four days. We saw a lot of new and returning faces and have heard lots of positive feedback across the board.”

Sprague says both shows will return in 2020. The Halifax show will be observing its 20th anniversary.