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 .

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.