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 .
Mon Sep 12, 2016
Even Dolly Parton is a fan.
The RV lifestyle has long been a lure for those looking to hit the open road while bringing a bit of home with them, and Parton, who commented on her love for RVs on a Late Night with David Letterman episode, is just one of many who long to head out on the highway.
In Edmonton, interest in that lifestyle, even in a slower economy, is still quite strong, according to the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association of Alberta, with the recent Edmonton RV Expo and Sale show drawing around 28,000 people.