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.

Jayco Recognizes Four at Homecoming

Tue Aug 13, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

156571062370193.pngAt the Jayco annual Homecoming event in Las Vegas last week, four RV dealerships were recognized for their contributions to the success of the industry.

Jayco, a subsidiary of THOR Industries, acknowledged the “sound advice, dedication, hard work and partnership” the four dealers provide and how that reflects well on all Jayco dealers, the company says.

Fretz RV, of Souderton, Penn., was recognized for its 40 years as a Jayco dealer. The company was established by Wilmer D. Fretz as Fretz Enerprises in 1946, selling hardware and tack supplies.

The company added recreational vehicles in 1968 and today, Steve Fretz operates the dealership with a 12,000 square foot indoor showroom, 5 ½ acre sales lot, a large retail store with RV and camping accessories, rentals and a service department with certified RV technicians.

Albany RV, Latham, N.Y., was recognized as a Top 5 Jayco dealer for motorized and towables. Founded in 1984 by Anthony and Kathleen Strollo, the company is today is managed by three of their five sons, Don, Mark and Matt Strollo. Albany RV is affiliated with RV One Superstores.

Also at the Jayco Homecoming, Bish’s RV, operator of four locations in Idaho and one in Wyoming, was given the prestigious Founder’s Award from Jayco President Derald Bontrager.

The Combined Overall Dealer Award went to Richardson’s RV Centers in Menifee, Riverside and Temecula, Calif.

The awards “not only celebrate those who are recognized from the stage, but each and every one of you who have all played an important role in our success,” said Jayco Director of Marketing Ashley Lehman, who served as emcee of the event.