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 .
Thu Sep 22, 2016
ELKHART, Indiana — For some RV dealers, the sting of the recession faded completely.
There is an excitement in the air at the Thor Open House on the grounds of the RV/MH Hall of Fame, but also a tentative spirit. Dealers are looking for deals and they don't want to take on too much risk.
With an economy that has improved dramatically since the recession, people are ready to look at RVs, but at a price that is right for them. Any RV dealer or manufacturer will tell you that it isn't about just the price point though.