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 .
Tue Oct 25, 2016
Deliveries of RVs to retailers during the month of September increased by 20.5 percent from last year, according to the RV Market report from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.
Motorhomes increased by 8.4 percent from last year, with 4,471 motorhomes. Type B van campers saw the greatest increase, of 51.3 percent, while Type A decreased by 1.2 percent year over year.
Towables increased by 22.6 percent from last year, with folding camping trailers increasing by 93.7 percent, from 428 to 829. Fifth wheels and travel trailers also increased by 29.2 and 19.5 percent respectively.
Year to date change has been a 13.8 percent increase of total RV shipments, with 15.8 percent from motorhomes and 13.5 percent from towables. The largest increase has been Type C motorhomes, with a 26 percent increase, while truck campers have seen the only decrease in the year to date, with a 4.9 percent slip.