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 Jul 5, 2016
FAIRLEA, West Virginia — Some 1,200 miles separate Lynn Conner and Gene Nelson when they're not on the road, but the two are great friends. Airstream friends.
The two met on the road about four years ago and have remained good friends. They pack up their trailers and go on caravans with other Airstream friends often — some years sleeping more nights in their trailers than in their own homes.
The Wally Byam Caravan Club International brought Nelson, Conner and more than 1,500 other Airstream enthusiasts to the West Virginia State Fair campgrounds for the organization's annual international rally.