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 19, 2016
Trading the allure of the open road for a permanent campsite, more vacationers in Wisconsin have embraced "park-model" recreational vehicles.
They're now buying luxurious and spacious travel trailers that are delivered on wheels but aren't moved much once they reach a destination.
Some of the trailers are like cabins or cottages, with amenities such as bay windows and lofts, French doors and porches. Others are more traditional, with features such as slide-out sections to make rooms larger.