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 Sep 23, 2016
ELKHART, Indiana — With almost a $1 billion at stake, manufacturers kept busy doing one thing at the Forest River Open House this week: Selling RVs.
Even as the waning hours of the open house came to a close late Thursday morning, dozens of dealers could still be seen eyeing the newest RV models and making final decisions on what they wanted to stock up on for the year to come.
For a new Forest River product, the Artic Wolf, a member of the Cherokee line of towables, sales were phenomenal. James Pearson, regional sales manager for the line, said that it was the most dynamic product launch he has ever been a part of.