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 Oct 5, 2016
Salem-based dealership Northwest R.V. Sales Inc. has shut down after an Oregon Department of Transportation investigation into customer complaints.
A release from ODOT says the company, at 6492 Portland Road NE, agreed to pay an $8,000 fine and give up its dealer certificate for three years.
Without a license, the business is effectively shut down, Oregon DMV Spokesman David House says. The current owners can still sell their remaining inventory to another dealer, House says.