2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

The new RVs Move America Economic Impact Study, released June 3, 2019 at the annual meeting of RVIA, revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supporting nearly 600,000 jobs, contributing more than $32 billion in wages, and paying more than $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes. The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, RVIA chairman, and Onan/Cummins Director of Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care.

For more information on the $114 billion total economic impact and what it includes, click 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.”