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 30, 2016
Campers are making a comeback.
Local dealers gathering at Penrose Events Center for the first day of the Colorado Springs Great American RV Show Thursday agreed that the sales of everything from classic travel trailers to luxurious motorhomes have gone up since profits bottomed out following the 2008 recession.
Eleven RV dealerships will be at the show, scheduled to continue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. About 150 units from Intermountain Coach, Windish RV, Camping World, Ketelsen Campers, Royal Gorge RV, B&B RV, Century RV, Trailer World Denver, Boardman RV and other industry players will be on display.