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
Wholesale shipments of all RVS reached 40,072 units in June, according to the RVIA's monthly survey of manufacturers.
Shipments during the month were 18.7 percent above June one year ago and marked the third monthly total in excess of 40,000 units this year, RVIA Senior Director of Communications says. The year to date was pushed to 226,286 units from June's totals, totaling an 11.7 percent increase over the same period last year.
Shipments through June were at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of nearly 415,000 units, with the six month total this year the best since 1977.
Travel trailers saw the largest increase in towables, from 21,612 in 2015 to 26,282 last month, for a percentage increase of 21.6 percent.
Fifth wheels and folding camper trailers also were up 9.3 percent and 4.6 percent respectively, while truck campers went down 3.4 percent.
In the motorhome segment, all of the types were up a total of 24.3 percent, with Type B motorhomes seeing an increase of 38.4 percent, with 386 shipments compared to 279 in 2015. Type As and Type Cs were up 21.1 percent and 25.2 percent respectively.