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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 .

In this new age of technology, the majority of customers are going online first to research, shop around and receive quotes for the newest models.

With this focus on online presence comes opportunities for RV dealerships throughout the country to improve their online presence and make sure that customer service isn't lost when face to face encounters don't happen.

Lane Bell of Bell Camper Sales in Bartlesville, Oklahoma says the vast majority of his customers are online, which has changed the way he and his dealership do business. To read more of this story, click here.

LINCOLNSHIRE, Illinois - Camping World Holdings, Inc. has announced plans for continued expansion in the state of Virginia, with the acquisition of Reines RV Center, with dealerships in northern and central Virginia.

"It's an exciting time for us, as we expand in the Virginia market with the wonderful people of Reines RV joining the Camping World family," Camping World CEO and CHairman Marcus Lemonis says. "We are elated to provide customers with top notch, convenient SuperCenters, across the state, that can fulfill all of their outdoor and RV needs, from thousands of accessories, to RV sales and service." To read more of this story, click here.
Shipshewana, Indiana - After months of preparation by its engineering and product development teams, Highland Ridge RV is preparing to launch an all-new Open Range Ultra-Lite floorplan, the UL2510BH, to its dealers this week.

This one-of-a-kind floorplan is equipped with all of the options exclusively used on all Highland Ridge RV Ultra-Lite trailers, and was designed to utilize a full-sized bathroom, large pass-thru storage area with bicycle storage, chef's kitchen, bunk sleeping for four, and a private master bedroom with a walk-around queen bed. The UL2510BH weighs in at about 5,300 pounds, while comfortably sleeping up to eight family members. To read more of this story, click here.

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