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 Jan 19, 2017
The 2017 Florida RV SuperShow opened Wednesday to what appeared to be record-breaking crowds, according to Florida Recreation Vehicle Trade Association Marketing Director Dave Kelly.
"We maxed out the parking lot and were using overflow lots we've never had to use before," Kelly says. "The weather has been great and looks like the weekend will be just as good."
With more than 1,500 show units and more than 850 RVs in the rally, this is the largest SuperShow ever.
In its 32nd year, the SuperShow is expecting to attract close to 70,000 attendees, about 7,000 more people than last year's event.
The show is held until Sunday, Jan. 22 at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa and will have representation from every major RV manufacturer as well as hundreds of accessory booth exhibitors.
"It will be a good mix of first timers for seminars to see what's available," Kelly said Monday. "There will be a boat load of current RV owners. There are so many parts and accessories in there. If it's not out here, I don't know where you could find it."