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 .

Camper's Guide to California Released in the State

Tue Feb 7, 2017

148648830683931.jpgAUBURN, California - Camp-California.com has produced 200,000 printed copies of its award-winning directory, Camp-California. The Camper’s Guide to California is available free of charge on a first come, first serve basis.

The directory is an invaluable consumer resource because it lists mostly privately owned and operated campgrounds, RV parks and resorts that are not listed on recreation.gov or other government websites.

“We fill a unique niche because we provide detailed information on more than 300 privately owned campgrounds throughout California, most of which are not listed on any other travel planning website besides Camp-California.com,” Camp-California.com CEO Debbie Sipe says.

While the 80-page directory does not provide all of the travel planning content that is available on Camp-California.com, it does serve as a useful quick reference not only for campgrounds, but food and wine festivals and other special events taking place this year in different regions of California. The directory also highlights pet friendly hiking trails across California, courtesy of DogTrekker.com.

A digital version of the directory is also available on Camp-California.com and includes links to more extensive campground and special event listing information as well as advertiser websites. However, Sipe says there continues to be considerable market demand for a printed campground directory.

“We find that consumers like to have a printed directory to take with them when they travel because it’s faster and easier to use than a smart phone and it doesn’t burn up any precious Internet data,” Sipe says.

The Camp-California! directory includes amenity grids for campgrounds in each region of the state that highlight 17 different types of amenities, such as swimming pools, laundry facilities, rental accommodations and WiFi service. Brief descriptive write-ups, locator maps, websites, telephone and contact information are also provided for each park.

The 2017 edition of the award-winning directory is free for the asking by calling 530-885-1624. Camping enthusiasts only need to pay for the postage required to send the directory to them. Camp-California.com also has a listing of locations where consumers can pick up the print directory on their own.

Camp-California! The Camper’s Guide to California received the State Directory of the Year Award from the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds for nine out of the past 11 competitions involving state campground associations, including the last four in a row.

The guides are being distributed at all California Camping World locations, Bass Pro Super Stores, all 14 California Welcome Centers, the California RV Show, as well as through affiliated member campgrounds, RV dealers and service centers.

The camper’s guide is provided to consumers free of charge by members of the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, many of which are family owned and operated. The directory is also supported by a growing base of advertisers, including campgrounds and RV aftermarket suppliers.

“Our advertiser base is growing more and more,” Sipe says. “Businesses that market to RVers are finding Camp-California! to be a successful medium.”

Last year, more than 10,000 digital copies were downloaded or accessed through desktop options, iTunes and Google Play, averaging nine page views and 1.3 links clicked every time the guide was accessed digitally.

For more information, visit Camp-California.com.