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 .

Team RV Express Expands

Fri Sep 21, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

153754077636761.pngTeam RV Express is expanding its operations for the fifth consecutive year.

Company growth and a strong forecast for the upcoming year led company executives to look for expansion strategies once again, according to Mike McGee, company president.

A new corporate recruiting office was purchased in July along with a 4 ½-acre storage facility.

“We really didn’t expect to be doing anything on this large a scale this year,” McGee said. “But the strong RV market combined with our ‘Ready to Roll’ program has forced us to make another move so we can keep up with the demand.”

McGee and his father-in-law and partner, Peter Tremblay, founded Team RV Express in 2007 using Dealer Pick Up (DPU) strategies as its business model to transport RVs to dealerships. In 2012 McGee and his wife, Kelly, bought out Tremblay thus ensuring the company’s legacy.

In 2013 Ready RV was launched at the request of several dealers who needed quality pre-delivery inspections (PDIs) completed to hasten and enhance their sales opportunities. Gradually, the company began conducting PDIs prior to transporting the units.

The company’s business model changed from transporting RVs, primarily to Canada, to performing PDIs and then transporting the units. McGee said that Canada is still both company’s primary market.

“Our growth in 2019 will come from new accounts, new markets and a new proprietary cap protection system we will be offering our customers,” McGee said.