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 .
Thu Jul 7, 2016
Occupancy at the 490 campgrounds across the Kampgrounds of America system in North America was up 17.2 percent over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Camping occupancy at the 31 KOA campgrounds in Canada over the July 1-3 Canada Day holiday weekend also was up 13.5 percent.
The two holiday weekends continue the trend of record-breaking results in 2016 for Kampgrounds of America, the world’s most popular camping company. So far in 2016, KOA campgrounds have exceeded occupancy results for every major holiday or event, including KOA Care Camps Big Weekend in May, Memorial Day Weekend and Father’s Day Weekend. Advanced reservations for Labor Day Weekend 2016 also are currently running ahead of 2015 totals for the same time period.
Regional results for the Fourth of July Weekend include:
-Mid Atlantic Region +21.8 percent
-North Central Region +16.9 percent
-New England Region +21.5 percent
-Northwest Region +16.4 percent
-South Central Region +9 percent
-Southeast Region +19 percent
-Southwest Region +13.3 percent