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 .
Thu Oct 27, 2016
NORFOLK, Virginia - From April - June this year, RV Trader and its sister brands, Cycle Trader and ATV Trader, ran The Big Outdoor Adventure Giveaway in partnership with Keystone RV and Thousand Trails. Out of more than 75,000 entrants, Patty Washall of Wilmington, Delaware was selected as the winner.
Washall won a 2016 Keystone Fuzion Impact VaporLite 26V RV, valued at approximately $36,000. Included in the prize pack was a year-long Thousand Trails camping pass (worth $2,995), bringing the total value of the contest grand prize to $38,995.
As frequent tent campers, Washall and her husband have dreamed of owning an RV for years, but something always seemed to come up when they were ready to buy.
"We are thrilled to be the Keystone Vapor Lite winners," Washall says. "This is a dream come true for a couple that loves camping more than anything. We have been tent campers for many years, and it has been our greatest wish to own a real camper. We can't wait to enjoy all the seasons in our brand new RV."
In October, the Washalls received the Keystone RV and Thousand Trails camping pass at the Indian Valley Camping Center in Souderton, Pennsylvania.
"We couldn't have dreamed of a more deserving winner for this giveaway," RV Trader Vice President Paige Bouma says. "We can't wait to hear about all of the incredible places Patty and her husband visit in their new RV."
Stay tuned to RV Trader's blog and social media pages for updates on the winner, her story and future journeys in her brand new Keystone RV.