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 29, 2016
For the past two years, Susanne O’Donnell has made a habit of entering the “What’s Behind Yellow Sign” RV Giveaway sponsored by Keystone RV Company and Kampgrounds of America.
The contest provided one lucky winner with a brand new Keystone Bullet Crossfire RV.
“You sit down with your morning coffee, and you dream a little while you enter,” O'Donnell says, a lifelong New Jersey native who now lives in Bayville, New Jersey with her husband, Larry.
“I’ve been entering the contest pretty regularly for the past two years,” she says.
This month, she got lucky. O’Donnell’s name was drawn from almost a million entries to win the new recreational vehicle provided by Keystone RV Company.
“I think my family members all got pretty tired of me sharing my entries on Facebook,” she says. “It really became a habit.”
The O’Donnells had owned a popup camper until last year, when an illness made it hard for Larry to handle the tent trailer.
“This new RV should make everything so much easier," she says.
O’Donnell describes herself as a lifelong camper. She camped in a tent and then a small cabin as a child with her parents, before graduating to the popup camper.
“I think my first KOA was around the Thousand Islands area in Ontario,” she says. “Now, I get to share camping again with my kids and my grandson. This is going to be so great.”