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 27, 2016
Total RV shipments in August increased 31.5 percent year-over-year, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.
August's shipments were 35,946 RVs, as compared to the 27,330 in August of 2015. Meanwhile, the cumulative change is a 13 percent increase from last year, totaling 290,582 RV shipments, as compared to 257,089 a year ago.
Towables saw a 33 percent increase, with the largest increase being the fifth wheels, with a change of 36.7 percent in August compared to last year. Folding camping trailers and travel trailers also increased, while truck campers saw the largest decrease, of 7.2 percent less than last year.
Meanwhile, Type C motorhomes saw the largest increase of motorhomes, at 50.1 percent. Type Bs also had a 30.3 percent increase, while the Type A motorhomes decreased slightly, by 1.9 percent. But the motorhome shipments increased by a total of 22.7 percent, or by nearly 900 vehicles.