2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

RVs Move America infographic

RVs Move America Economic Impact Study was released June 3, 2019 at the RVIA annual meeting.

It revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supports nearly 600,000 jobs, with more than $32 billion in wages, and pays 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.

Outdoorsy to Give RV Buyers Factory-Direct Access

Wed Jun 5, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155972567445019.pngRV rental leader Outdoorsy today launched a new, one-stop purchasing program to give consumers factory-direct access to RVs that have historically been out-of-reach to the average buyer.

The Outdoorsy Vehicle Purchase Program allows individual owners as well as rental fleet managers access to RVs from purchase and financing to insurance, listing and renting – all within the Outdoorsy marketplace to fulfill growing demand.

"We are geared toward consumers and small-to-mid-sized businesses who don't have the purchasing power bigger rental companies do. The Vehicle Purchase Program gives users a simple, hassle-and-headache-free way to grow their business," Outdoorsy CEO Jeff Cavins says. "Whether you're adding a campervan for personal use, just getting started as a lister on Outdoorsy, or a dealer wanting to expand your fleet, we've designed this program to enhance transparency while eliminating the friction and high costs associated with traditional purchase and financing methods."

Outdoorsy's new program launches first with Mercedes-Benz and Sportsmobile. The company is talking to additional manufacturers to further expand product selection in the market. Mercedes-Benz was selected for its Sprinter and Metris vans. Sportsmobile, is the most recognized and respected Campervan upfitter in the world, Carvins says.

Program benefits include:

Discounted pricing – Outdoorsy 2020 pricing for all Sprinter vans are set at discounted, industry-leading rates unavailable through dealers.

Preferred upfitter – Sportsmobile, the largest Class B upfitter in the nation, will prioritize Outdoorsy vehicle purchases – a significant advantage as the average wait time for a custom-built Sprinter van ranges anywhere for six months to a year-and-a-half.

Innovative financing – Through Daimler Financial Services, Outdoorsy offers industry-first commercial financing for aspiring small businesses, professional owners and dealers purchasing from one to multiple vehicles at a time.

"By making the most popular units more accessible to consumers wanting to experience RV travel and ownership, Outdoorsy is solving a huge problem in the supply-constrained RV and campervan marketplace with their new one-stop shop model," Sportsmobile President Paul Meyer says.