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 .

Louisiana Flooding Doesn't Sweep Away RV Owner's Positive Attitudes

Tue Aug 23, 2016

Historical flooding in Louisiana earlier this month swept away homes, cars and possessions — but not the positive attitudes of some local RV park owners.

Over a three-day period beginning on Aug. 11, the Baton Rouge area received more than two feet of rain. As rivers rose (the Amite River eventually crested at 58 feet, beating the former record by more than six feet), water began flowing into streets and homes. Once the water receded, officials estimated more than 40,000 homes were damaged or destroyed.

RV park owners are among those affected by what the Red Cross is calling the country’s worst national disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Maurice LeBlanc, co-owner of Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Robert, said the days immediately following the flood were quite busy.

Additional Information: http://www.woodallscm.com/2016/08/louisiana-rv-parks-deal-with-flood-aftermath/