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 .

German ShareACamper Raises Money for Funding

Tue Aug 9, 2016

ShareACamper, the Germany-headquartered peer-to-peer rental platform for motorhomes and caravans, has raised 2 million euros in seed funding. The backing comes mostly from unnamed investors from the tech and RV industry, including German software development company Werkdigital.

ShareACamper says the funding will be used for product development, recruitment and expansion into new markets. The startup already has 25 staff based in Germany, Australia and New Zealand, and claims to be the fastest growing RV rental marketplace in those markets.

Or, put another way, ShareACamper might be considered as an ‘Airbnb for motorhomes and caravans’. As well as operating a peer-to-peer marketplace, the startup provides vehicle insurance, roadside assistance, payment handling and customer support, leaving RV owners to price their vehicles, set the rules and decide who to hire to.

Additional Information: https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/02/shareacamper/