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 .

Outdoors RV Names Regional Sales Manager

Thu May 9, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155735428471801.pngOutdoors RV, a division of Northwood Manufacturing, has named Michael Moran (pictured right in photo) as regional sales manager for the Southwest region. He will be based in Southern California.

“With Michael’s 30-plus years’ experience in the industry, he will be an excellent asset to our current dealers and customers in this region,” says Darin Nelson, (pictured left in photo) head of the Outdoors RV sales team. “Additionally, he will assist in selecting key dealer distribution points in the Southwest, Texas and Oklahoma markets. “Our growth in the Pacific Northwest with our “Mountain Tough” RVs has shown the buyers really like our quality and durability,” Nelson says.

Outdoors RV's brands have been among the top brands customers are trading in their RVs for, Nelson says. With large number of entry level buyers over the past few years, there a strong market for buyers to trade up, he says. He cites Statistical Surveys research indicating Outdoors RV’s strong penetration in the West.

“The market is flooded with entry-level products that gave our wonderful RV public a chance to realize how great family getaways can be with an RV,” Nelson says.