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.

Groups Work to Help Dealers Decrease RV and Trailer Theft

Fri Jun 7, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155992185787395.jpgThe RV Dealers Association of Canada is working to decrease theft with KYCS Global. Pronounced “kicks,” the acronym stands for keep your community safe. The company provides Bluetooth asset protection, recovery and safety technologies.

“Our mission is to protect Canadian RV dealers,” RVDA Chairman Herb Cowen said. “We encourage RVDA dealers to consider the benefits of leveraging the KYCS solution to mitigate theft liability, control inventory and become an active part of this growing Canadian community safety network.”

KYCS offers long-range Bluetooth identification technology that can help find stolen or missing assets, such as RVs and travel trailers. Any Bluetooth-enabled phone with the downloaded KYCS app becomes part of its asset recovery and safety network. Users of the app can also report problems directly to Crime Stoppers.

“RV & trailer theft is a growing concern that costs dealers, insurers and RV/trailer owners large amounts of money and stress,” Jason Lyall, of KYCS, said. “Our hope is that through this relationship with the RVDA, we can work towards decreasing the incidence of RV & trailer theft, as well as help dealers better manage inventory.” adds Lyall.

Pictured above: Vice President of Special Markets for KYCS Global Jason Lyall (left) and RVDA Chairman Herb Cowen.