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 .
Wed Jun 29, 2016
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan — RV dealerships in Michigan are benefiting from a nationwide trend in families toward buying or renting a second home on wheels. RV sales have revved up consistently in the past few years, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Aossocation, and they show no signs of stopping.
Larry Kelsey began work at Nature & Me RV in 2010. The dealership has sold record amounts of recreational vehicles every year since. This year, it aims to sell about 250, Kelsey says, beating last year's number of just more than 200.
Sales picked up at around the same time for Jeff Belanger, sales manager at TCRV. The dealership, which sold 82 RVs in 2010, is on track to sell 252 RVs this year, Belanger said.