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 Jan 4, 2017
A senator from Indiana is attempting to push a bill through the state that would prevent out-of-state RV buyers from having to pay Indiana sales tax in addition to their own home state sales tax.
Sen. Blake Doriot, R-New Paris, was elected to his first term last November and has sponsored the RV sales tax bill. RV buyers from out of the state of Indiana currently must pay Indiana state sales tax in addition to their own, essentially creating a double taxation. Some states have legislation preventing consumers from being double taxed, but Indiana does not, according to a story from the Elkhart Truth.
"This can add $5,000 to $9,000 to their purchase," Doriot says. "Dealers have been telling me that sales to Florida and California buyers have dropped because of the issue. Buyers are just going elsewhere."