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Tips On Buying A Motorhome Or RV [View]
Source: The Daily Advertiser
Published: Saturday, June 18, 2016.
Summary: As summer heats up, many around Acadiana are looking to buy a recreational vehicle (RV) to enjoy time with friends and family. For first time buyers, the options and considerations can be overwhelming. Motorhome or trailer? Gas or diesel? What size would be best for me and my family and friends? The options are endless, so time should be spent doing homework before a purchase.

Planning Our First RV Trip [View]
Source: Macaroni Kid
Published: Tuesday, June 14, 2016.
Summary: With the help of our friends at Go RVing, we’ve settled on a trip to Maine, where my husband and I both spent our childhood summers. Six nights, three RV parks, a lake, a national park and not too much driving time between each campground.

Thriving RV Industry Helps Turn Winnebago Around (Video) [View]
Source: CNBC Autos
Published: Saturday, June 11, 2016.
Summary: Recreational vehicles, better known as RVs, are no longer just for retired grandparents with wanderlust. After a swan dive in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, the RV industry is rebounding with ownership at the highest level in a decade. The increased interest in mobile living has sent shares of RV-maker Winnebago up in tandem, something that CEO Michael Happe says has plenty of room to go.

RV Industry's Impact In Northern Indiana: $4.6 Billion [View]
Source: South Bend Tribune
Published: Friday, June 10, 2016.
Summary: It's well-known that the country's recreational vehicle industry is centered in northern Indiana, but its economic impact can be difficult to wrap one's head around. Measuring that impact was the goal of a national economic study commissioned by the Reston, Va.-based Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, which found the industry had an overall contribution of $49.7 billion to the U.S. economy in 2015 and accounted for 289,852 American jobs. And of that economic impact, $4.6 billion occurred in northcentral Indiana's 2nd Congressional District, with the epicenter in Elkhart.

RV Life Replaces Hotels For Prep Sports Parents [View]
Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
Published: Friday, June 10, 2016.
Summary: In the fiercely competitive world of league hockey, it's not unusual for parents to pack the kids in the minivan and spend weekends crisscrossing the state for tournaments. However, a small but growing number of families with young athletes are forgoing hotels and opting for RVs instead.

51 Great Family Summer Vacation Ideas [View]
Source: Family Travel Forum
Published: Thursday, June 9, 2016.
Summary: 37. RVING With falling gas prices and the variety of new rigs, RVing is cheaper than other vacations (studies show 24%-59% less than comparable road trips) and an easy way to experience the outdoors. Just as important, parents say, are the instant friends they and their kids make at campgrounds.

Commerce Official Woos RV Industry [View]
Source: Politico
Published: Wednesday, June 8, 2016.
Summary: In that same vein, Deputy Commerce Secretary Bruce Andrews isn’t missing any opportunities to find TPP support wherever he can, making his latest pitch Tuesday at an event hosted by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association during its annual fly-in to Washington this week.

Study Shows Indiana's RV Impact [View]
Source: Inside Indiana Business
Published: Wednesday, June 8, 2016.
Summary: The Recreational Vehicle Industry Association has released its first-ever economic impact study. It shows the RV industry generates an overall economic impact of nearly $50 billion, $9.5 billion of which comes from Indiana.

New RV Study Suggests $50B U.S. Economic Impact [View]
Source: Young Fulltimers
Published: Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
Summary: RV Business reports that 289,582 full-time jobs are directly linked to the RV industry. RVIA President Frank Hugelmeyer told RV business the study is “a critical tool that we need to prove our strength as an economic engine.” He also called the report’s findings “huge because it is the ammunition that allows anyone in the industry to go into a meeting and argue our economic case, our jobs case and the importance of supporting any of our policies.”

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews Delivers Remarks at Recreation Vehicle Industry Association's (RVIA) Impact Study Release [View]
Source: Dept. of Commerce Website /
Published: Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
Summary: During his remarks, Deputy Secretary Andrews underscored the resurgence of the RV industry, which generates almost $50 billion in economic output annually and employs nearly 300,000 Americans. The Department of Commerce’s recently released 2016 Top Markets report for recreational transportation found that the RV industry exported more than $1.2 billion in RVs in 2015, and forecasted markets where RV demand will grow by 2018. Deputy Secretary Andrews highlighted this along with the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as a way to further strengthen the RV industry.

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