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 .
Tue Jun 28, 2016
RV Shipments to retailers continued strongly in May with shipments of 37,955 units, which was a gain of 13.4 percent ahead of this same month one year earlier, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.
It was the ninth consecutive monthly improvement and marked the best May total since 2006. On a seasonally adjusted basis, May’s totals represented an annualized rate of more than 380,000 units.
Year to date, shipments have now reached 186,214 units through the first five months of the year, a 10.3 percent improvement over this same period a year ago. Travel trailers and type C motorhomes have provided the bulk of these gains so far with all but truck camper shipments ahead of this same period one year earlier.