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 .
Fri Aug 26, 2016
The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association has announced that RV shipments to retailers in July were 4.6 percent ahead of last year at this time, according to the survey of manufacturers.
RV manufacturers shipped 28,350 units during July. However, the monthly total dropped from the previous month's tally as all vehicle categories reported fewer shipments than in June, according to a a press release. The slowing of July shipments is not historically unusual.
Totals through the first seven months of the year were 10.8 percent ahead of the 2015 pace on shipments of 254,636 units. Motorhomes enjoyed the largest percentage increases while towables, led by conventional travel trailers, produced the largest unit gains. Seasonally adjusted, shipments through July of this year were at an annualized rate of more than 408,000 units.