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 .

Escapade RV Club Annual Rally to Be Held March 19-24

Fri Jan 13, 2017

148431684488856.jpgLIVINGSTON, Texas - Escapade. Escapade RV Club's annual rally, is shaping up to be an entertaining event. Numerous acts have been booked, in addition to a variety of interactive events. Headlining acts include Native Spirit and Woodie and the Longboards.

The event will be held March 19-24 in Tucscon, Arizona.

Native Spirit shares the culture and dances of Native America. They demonstrate the beauty and grace of color and movement through rhythmic sounds and dance of Native Americans. Through their entertaining, educational and humorous presentation, they share dances that have survived thousands of years. Native Spirit has performed throughout Europe, Central America and North America. Leader Brian Hammell and his son Nedallas are world champion hoop dancers and are bringing more performers for their Escapade performance.

Woodie and the Longboards is the No. 1- rated tribute act in the nation for the Beach Boys show. Additionally, they are the No. 1 oldies band. They cover a variety of hit music from the '50s to the '80s, and have performed for several well-known companies such as Google, Chevron, Adobe, Qualcomm and many more.

For a different type of entertainment, attendees are encouraged to take part in the Star Party, hosted by astronomy educator and Escapees member Gary Tomlinson. Using only the naked eye, Tomlinson will direct viewers to all visible planets, assist in distinguishing them from stars, share how the night sky changes and help attendees name the brightest stars in the night sky.

On the final evening of Escapade, attendees will get to laugh and dance the night away to performances by Johnny Goodrum. Adding to the merriment, Escapees will be celebrating the 90th birthday of its founder, Kay Peterson, with refreshments.

For more information about Escapees, visit www.escapees.com. For more information about Escapade, visit www.escapees.com/escapade.