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 .
Fri Feb 3, 2017
As we head further into 2017, many things are uncertain but one thing is for sure: RV manufacturers and dealers are happy campers indeed.
Nationwide, the motor home, trailer and campground industry is coming off its best sales year in four decades — and envisions even more consumers driving away in trailers and motor homes in 2017.
The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds puts on several camper shows each year in Michigan, including the Detroit Camper & RV Show starting next week at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, and they’re hopeful for an enthusiastic, checkbook-in-hand crowd. Executive Director Bill Sheffer says that in the few brief weeks since the season kicked off, he has been hearing from promoters about record attendance at RV expos in Michigan and Florida.