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
Television shows such as "Going RV" on Great American Country and "Extreme RVs" on the Travel Channel have amped up interest in living life on the road in a rolling mansion with all the amenities of home.
A caravan of motor homes, travel trailers, fifth-wheel towable trailers and toy haulers will roll into the Chattanooga Convention Center for the Chattanooga RV Super Show on Friday through Sunday, Jan. 20-22. This expo of recreational vehicles also includes products and services related to the industry, as shown by 30 vendors, along with displays by seven RV dealers.
"RVs aren't just limited to motorhomes," Northgate RV Center Co-Owner Sonya Yates says. "They are travel trailers, fifth wheels, even A-frame and fold-down campers. You can get them as small as 15 or 16 feet up to 44 feet in length. When you add slide-outs to them, they are even larger."