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 .

Campground Association Execs Hold Spring Meeting

Mon May 13, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155775874333856.pngThe Campground Association Management Professionals (CAMP) recently held its spring meeting in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

One of the session included a presentation by Mark Koep of the campgroundviews.com website. He spoke about the gap that exists between RV manufacturers, dealers and campgrounds.

“It all starts with the camper and their expectations, experience and habits have changed,” Koeps says. “They start their journey ‘online’ and want the finish to be value-packed.”

Koeps also discussed the influx of younger campgrounds coming to campgrounds, creating the need for more technology.

“The purpose of the meeting is to get together and talk about the pertinent issues facing each of our state associations. We strive to share ideas that help us improve and streamline our associations as well as stay on top of the latest trends,” says President Beverly Gruber, executive director of the Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association (PCOA). “We typically have the same issues and we try to discuss solutions we’ve come across.”