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 Aug 23, 2016
Lane Lewis finds the irony in the fact that he and his wife, Cindy, had never stayed at a KOA campground before they decided to purchase one. It was a friend, in fact, who gave him the idea, according to a press release from the Kampgrounds of America.
“At the time we owned an automotive repair shop in Salt Lake City that we’d built from the ground up,” Lane Lewis says. “It’s an aggressive business; people don’t want to spend money on their cars unless they have to. My friend was getting ready to sell his business at the same time we decided to, and when I asked him what he was looking at doing, and he told me he was looking at a campground.”
The Lewises had been lifelong campers, but had always gone the more remote route. Nevertheless, they were intrigued by the idea, so they started looking into it.
When they finally saw the Tucumcari KOA Journey, they knew they’d found exactly what they’d been looking for.
“It was actually the first campground we looked at that really fit the bill,” Lane says. “As it was, life had been on reset as we’d been in the process of selling our house and our business for almost a year. We didn’t want to spend another two or three years looking at other campgrounds. We just didn’t think we needed to look any further.”
Since purchasing the Tucumcari KOA Journey, the Lewises have made many upgrades and improvements, including remodeling the store and renovating shower facilities. Most recently, they upgraded power in a major portion of the park to accommodate the electric needs of today’s big rigs.
Today, the campground features beautiful pull-through RV Sites with up to 50-amp service and either full or partial hookups. One-room camping cabins and rental units also are available at the campground, as well as tent sites. Amenities include a swimming pool, remodeled shower facilities, food service, free Wi-Fi and more.
Open year-round, the Tucumcari KOA Journey is located at 6299 Quay Road A L. It is one of 490 open-to-the-public KOA campgrounds in the Kampgrounds of America system in the U.S. and Canada.
It is the recipient of the 2016 KOA President’s Award for meeting exceptional quality standards and being recognized by their guests for outstanding service. For more information, call 575-461-1841 or visit www.koa.com. Reservations may be made online or by calling 800-562-1871.