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 26, 2016
Before Americans started roaming the country and clotting mountain passes in diesel-pushers and travel trailers that carry motorcycles or quads inside and have satellite TV and Internet, they had a smaller idea of getaways.
These little trailers had names like Aloha, Oasis, Westcraft. They were 14 or so feet long, with tiny kitchenettes, a fold-down table, a bunk.
Saturday, about 20 vintage travel trailers were on display in east Stanwood for the fifth annual Vintage Trailer show, co-sponsored by the city and Starlight Vintage Emporium.