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 Sep 6, 2016
An Australian start-up company that links holiday makers with private camper vans for hire has been valued at $10 million two years after its launch.
Camplify has gone from strength to strength since attracting investors through NRMA and Slingshot's Jumpstart Accelerator Program in 2014 and are now defying the odds to deliver 20 percent business growth month on month.
With most RV owners estimated to only use their motor home for six weeks of the year, Camplify's founder Justin Hales realized the untapped potential hidden in some 500,000 garages across the nation and worked out how to link owners and holidaymakers in a similar way to Airbnb.