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 .
Wed Sep 28, 2016
LINCOLNSHIRE, Illinois - Eddie and Margie Richardson of Nashville, Georgia are the second lucky instant winners of a new 2016 Coleman 262BH travel trailer valued at $18,000 in the Camping World and Good Sam Golden Giveaway. The Richardsons received their lucky Golden Giveaway scratch-off ticket at the greater Valdosta area, Camping World SuperCenter, and to finalize their prize they will pick up their new trailer from the dealership located at 5244 Jewell Futch Road in Lake Park this Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m.
The promotion was part of the 50th anniversary celebration for Camping World and Good Sam, in which up to five new Coleman travel trailers could be given away plus a grand prize of a 2016 Thor Windsport type A motorhome valued at $140,000. Free camping of $5 million also was promoted as part of the celebration.
"We congratulate the Richardson family on being our second travel trailer prize winners, and most importantly, we thank them for being loyal Camping World and Good Sam customers," Camping World CEO and Chairman Marcus Lemonis says. "Camping World and Good Sam are known for being at the forefront of today's RV industry, while still adhering to the values that have helped us reach 50 years like providing professional customer service, expertise and products that you can count on."
The Golden Giveaway was one of several events scheduled throughout the year to celebrate the 50-year milestone of the world's two biggest names in the RV lifestyle industry. Other events included monthly special promotions at Camping World SuperCenters, special sales and low prices on select products, service and installation specials and a huge birthday celebration in July at Camping World SuperCenters nationwide.