RVIA Economic Impact Study

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 .

Pope Francis Is Presented with His Own Motorhome

Wed Oct 26, 2016

As the saying goes, all roads lead to Rome, but this last weekend, it must have seemed as if all motorhomes were heading for the Eternal City.

More than 5,000 motorhomes descended on the Vatican for the highlight of the annual motorhome event organized by Italy’s leading outdoor magazine ‘PleinAir’.

The thousands of motorhome owners attended a special Papal Mass held by Pope Francis prior to which the Pope was presented with his own motorhome, based on the Fiat Ducato, the world’s most popular motorhome base. But Pope Francis will not be joining the half a million Fiat Ducato motorhomes that travel around the world - the Papal motorhome will be used for charitable work.

Additional Information: http://www.voxy.co.nz/lifestyle/5/266521