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 Oct 7, 2016
How the City of Long Beach will enforce oversized vehicles and recreational vehicles parked for prolonged periods of time on city streets could be decided by a new study. The city council directed the city attorney’s office to undertake such an endeavor during a regularly scheduled city council meeting.
The item was presented to the council by council members Suzie Price and Daryl Supernaw, who argued that their constituents have reported such vehicles not only creating public health issues due to their owners illegally dumping waste, but also safety issues, as these large vehicles have the ability to block drivers’ fields of vision and potentially create traffic hazards.
The two were looking for the city attorney to draft an ordinance for a citywide ban on oversized vehicles and RVs in residential and commercial corridors limiting vehicle parking windows to 48 hours, requiring those not registered to Long Beach addresses to have a permit to park on city streets and regulating how far the vehicles need to be moved daily to be in compliance.