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RVs Move America Study Shows Staggering Total US Economic Impact of $114 Billion

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 3, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Jim Boyle posted in News, RVIA

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“RV’s are not just the familiar highway scene of an American summer”; Industry’s 600,000 Jobs Pay More than $32 Billion in Wages and Raise Over $12 Billion in Federal, State and Local Taxes

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WASHINGTON, June 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The new RVs Move America Economic Impact Study, released today at the annual meeting of the RV Industry Association, revealed that the RV industry had an overall economic impact to the US economy of $114 billion, supporting nearly 600,000 jobs, contributing more than $32 billion in wages, and paying over $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes. The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, chairman, RV Industry Association, and Director, Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care at Onan/Cummins).

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Nearly 15 Million RVers Will Hit The Road for Memorial Day

[fa icon="calendar'] May 24, 2019 3:30:00 PM / by Jim Boyle posted in News, RVIA

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Millions More to Travel by RV This Summer and During Remainder of 2019

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RESTON, Va., May 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nearly 25 million Americans will travel in recreation vehicles this spring and summer, heading to the country’s 18,000-plus campgrounds to enjoy the benefits of an active, outdoor lifestyle with family and friends, according to the latest survey of RV owners by Go RVing and Cvent.

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Exhibit Space Sells Out for RVX, New Trade Show in Salt Lake City Operated by RV Industry Association

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 30, 2019 9:23:48 AM / by Jim Boyle posted in News, RVIA, Associations, Associations Events

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January 30, 2019, Reston, VA - With nearly two months to go before the RV industry’s first ever dealer sales and market development event called “RVX,” manufacturer exhibit space is now sold out. Owned and produced by the RV Industry Association, RVX will take place March 12th - 14th at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT.

 

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Wholesale RV Shipments Will Reach All-Time High For Second Consecutive Year in 2018, Marking Nine Years of Growth

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Jim Boyle posted in RVIA

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Shipments are forecasted to climb even higher in 2019

WASHINGTON--()--RV industry shipments will reach 539,900 units in 2018, marking nine straight years of growth and – for the second consecutive year – the highest annual total since such data has been collected. This figure is a 7% increase from the previous record of 504,600 units shipped in 2017. Shipments for 2019 are predicted to grow to more than 550,000 units, which would be a third straight record-breaking total.

The new forecast, along with first quarter 2018 industry shipment totals, were announced today by Frank Hugelmeyer, President of the RV Industry Association, as part of remarks he delivered at the association’s Committee Week luncheon.

Shipments totaled 137,086 in the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 13.4% from 2017. Among towable RVs, growth was highest among truck campers (which shot up 69%), and travel trailers (up 15%). Motorhome shipments saw steady growth with Type C shipments reaching their highest total since the early 1980s.

"This is the longest period of sustained growth the RV industry has seen," said Hugelmeyer. "Our manufacturers and suppliers are justifiably proud of shipment gains made year-after-year for nearly a decade.”

Added Hugelmeyer: “These increases are attributable to factors we can control, such as ongoing product innovations, and those we can’t, such as recent growth in wages and household wealth.”

The favorable RV outlook is based not only on continued modest gains in key economic indicators, but also on the increasingly favorable population trends that will manifest themselves over the next several years.

For instance, the number of Americans between 55 and 74 years old, always a sweet spot for the RV industry, will reach 79 million in 2025, 15% higher than that age group totaled in 2015. And 72 million millennials, who are beginning to embrace the RV lifestyle, will be 30-45 years old in 2025.

ABOUT RVIA: With offices in Reston, VA and Elkhart, IN, the RV Industry Association is the leading trade voice representing the $50 billion RV industry. RVIA represents approximately 400 manufacturers and component suppliers producing 98 percent of all RVs made in the United States.

Contacts:
RVIA
Kevin Broom, 571-665-5844
Director of Media Relations
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RV Usage Expected To Soar This Summer According to Go RVing’s Annual Survey of RV Owners

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Jim Boyle posted in RVIA

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As Summer Travel Season Kicks Off, 92% of RV Owners Will Use Their RV as Much as or More Than They Did in 2017

RESTON, Va.--()--More than 5.8 million American RV used their RV during the Memorial Day Weekend, according to Go RVing’s 2018 RV Owners Insights survey, conducted by Go RVing, the RV Industry Association, and Inquisium. As the summer travel season shifts into high gear, 92% of RV owners say they expect to use their RVs as much as or more than they did in 2017. A record 25 million people are expected to vacation in an RV this year.

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Recreation Vehicles Account for $30 Billion in Annual Economic Activity, According to New Study by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Jim Boyle posted in RVIA

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Outdoor recreation accounts overall for 2.0 percent of GDP in 2016

RESTON, Va.--()--Coming on the heels of a record-breaking year of sales for the RV industry, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced today that RVs accounted for $30 billion in direct economic activity in 2016, the most recent year for which statistics are available. The data from the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account (ORSA), the first ever government report recognizing outdoor recreation as a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.

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RV Shipments Break 500,000 Mark for First Time Since Stat Has Been Measured

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 29, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Jim Boyle posted in RVIA

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RESTON, Va.--()--The comeback story of the U.S. RV industry began to be written in 2010 and, according to annual shipment statistics released today by the RV Industry Association, another record-setting chapter was published in 2017.

“It’s in tribute to all involved in our industry – from those who serve key roles on the manufacturing floors to the customers who visit dealer lots – that we’re able to announce today’s record-setting RV shipments”

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RV Expansion to Continue into Seventh Year in 2016

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 2, 2015 9:53:06 AM / by Jim Boyle posted in RVIA

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The recreation vehicle (RV) industry's shipments will reach 375,100 units in 2016, a 1.6% increase above the projected 2015 total of 369,100, according to a new forecast from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. 
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Frank Hugelmeyer to Lead Recreation Vehicle Industry Association; Richard Coon to Retire in October

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 8, 2015 8:00:00 AM / by Kellie Boyle posted in RVIA

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After an extensive search, the RVIA Board of Directors approved the hiring of Hugelmeyer during the association's recent Committee Week meetings held in Washington, D.C.

Reston, VA (PRWEB) June 08, 2015 - Frank Hugelmeyer has been named the next president of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) and will officially take the seat on October 1 after current president Richard Coon retires from his service in that position for the past 10 years.
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