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 .

ARVC Seeks Nominations for Board of Directors

Mon Jun 10, 2019
Author: RV News

156020160230048.pngThe National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds is looking for nominations for its board of directors.

Lone Oak Campsites Owner Peter Brown and Big Creek RV Park Owner Patty Claney are finishing their terms this year. ARVC members in their areas, one and five respectively, will elect new representatives to serve three-year terms that start Nov. 10.

Area 1 includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Area 5 covers Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas. Nominees cannot live in the same state as the current representative for their area.

Members can nominate themselves or someone else. Candidates must have at least two years experience as a member RV park or campground owner or operator and be in good standing with ARVC. Nominees should have their certificate or be enrolled the Outdoor Hospitality Education Program now. They are expected to prioritize board meetings and the Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo.

Participation in local, regional or state tourism councils, experience with fundraising and willingness to represent ARVC at state meetings is also recommended, but not required.

The deadline for nominations is July 9. Required paperwork includes a biography that describes the candidate's abilities and involvement, a letter of interest from the nominee and the signatures of 15 voting members from their area.

Absentee ballots will be sent in August, ahead of the Nov. 6. election during the Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo in Knoxville, Tenn. The For more information, visit arvc.org.