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 .
Fri Jul 1, 2016
MIDDLEBURY, Indiana — Police are investigating the theft of two trailers valued at nearly $275,000 combined taken from Indiana Transport.
The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department said two trailers worth well over $125,000 a piece were stolen from Indiana Transport in the 10000 block of C.R. 2 in Middlebury. The business has a network of drivers which tows RVs manufactured in northern Indiana to and from dealers around the country, according to its website.
Company President Charlie Roeder said the two trailers stolen are high-end fifth wheel Mobile Suites trailers manufactured by DRV Luxury Suites in Howe. He said the suspect entered the storage yard through the main gate, but didn't force entry – suggesting the the suspect either was a former employee of Indiana Transport who still had the code to unlock the gate or received the code from a current employee.