RVIA Economic Impact Study

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 .

KOA Opens Campground in New Jersey

Wed Jul 6, 2016

One of the most common questions Kampgrounds of America receives from camping guests is whether or not there’s a KOA campground either along their travel route or, even better, at their destination. That’s why Chris Fairlee, KOA Vice President of System Development & Franchise Sales has announced that as of this summer, travelers in the Garden State once again have the opportunity to pull into a New Jersey campground flying a bright yellow KOA flag.

“We haven’t had a KOA in New Jersey since 1999,” Fairlee says. “We’ll now have the ability to serve campers throughout the region.”

This opportunity was made possible through the recent conversion of the Lake Laurie RV Resort & Campground to the Cape May KOA. The campground, located just minutes from the Jersey shore, has undergone an extension renovation. Once largely catering to long-term RVers, it also now offers a variety of camping accommodations for those looking to stay overnight, a weekend or a week.

At the Cape May KOA, guests will find spacious pull-through and back-in RV Sites sized to accommodate even the largest rigs, as well as Deluxe Cabins with private bathrooms and kitchenettes. Tent Sites also are popular accommodations. Amenities include a swimming pool, swimming lake, catch-and-release fishing, sport courts, golf cart rentals, kid-friendly playgrounds and fantastic activities for the whole family.

“We are looking forward to having people from throughout the region to New Jersey’s only KOA campground,” Fairlee says. “The team at the Cape May KOA is ready to welcome them.”

Located at 669 Route 9, the Cape May KOA is one of 490 open-to-the-public KOA campgrounds in the Kampgrounds of America system in the U.S. and Canada. It is open April 1 to October 31.

For more information, please phone 609-884-3567 or visit www.koa.com. Reservations may be made online or by calling 800-562-8748.