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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 .

Today Show Features Segment on 'Workamping'

Wed Jan 25, 2017

A lot of people in their 50s, 60s and 70s are downsizing for the future and embracing a new concept called "workamping."

Here’s what "workampers" are not: They are not a merry band of retirees who trade work simply for a parking space for their RV.

Here’s what they are: Anyone who combines part- or full-time work with an RV lifestyle. In general, they get paid in two ways: They trade labor for a place to park their RVs, but they also earn minimum wage (sometimes more) for working in theme parks, campgrounds, national parks, dude ranches, at spring training — wherever seasonal work takes them. And while some "workampers" are working in retirement, others are in their mid-50s (the median age is 53) and haven’t retired at all.

Additional Information: http://www.today.com/series/starttoday/what-s-workamping-guide-downsizing-embracing-rv-lifestyle-t107322