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 .

RV Technicians Earn Certification

Wed Apr 10, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155016328573917.pngThe Society of Certified RV Professionals recognized 25 individuals from 22 participating dealerships who earned a certification during Fall 2018 through the Mike Molino RV Learning Center or the RVDA-RVIA RV Service Technician Certification Program.

Dealership participation in the program allows the society to publicize individuals’ certification achievements on the national level. Thirty dealerships are currently participating in the recognition program for their certified personnel. Those participating in the recognition program are a subgroup of the 47 individuals who re-certified or earned certification during that time frame.

Fourteen technicians were re-certified at either the Certified or Master Certified Technician level. Eleven of those re-certified are from dealerships participating in the recognition program. They are: Certified Master Technicians Richard Starr, Dustin Stacy, Sean Lakin, and Peter Juenker and Certified Technicians Michael Lineberry, Devon Miller, Edward Majors, John Jarvis, David Raff, David Howell, and Mark Stutzman.

Four newly certified Technicians are from dealerships participating in the recognition program. They are Dusty Compton, Richard Trostel, Douglass McCasland, and George Harley.

Ten fixed operations professionals were certified through the Mike Molino RV Learning Center and all are participating in the recognition program. Those in the recognition program are: Daniel T. Kussow (Parts Manager and Parts Specialist), Christopher Jones (Service Writer/Advisor), Jessica Meyer (Service Writer/Advisor), Jeff Zambruski (Service Writer/Advisor), Jim Lutz (Service Writer/Advisor), David Durling (Service Writer/Advisor), Lora Pflaum (Service Manager), William Woodall (Service Manager), Brett Cameron (Service Manager), and Seth Johnson (Warranty Administrator).

“On behalf of the entire RV Industry, we congratulate these professionals and their dealerships. These accomplishments are proof of their outstanding commitment to customer service and satisfaction,” says RVDA President Phil Ingrassia. “Not only do they elevate our industry, but on an individual level, each joins an elite group of certified personnel who have successfully met high professional standards.”