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 .
Mon Feb 13, 2017
In the recreational vehicle business in Wisconsin this year, if it's small, it's selling big.
According to a story by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the trend is driven by consumers who want the ability to tow a camping trailer without having to invest in a huge pickup truck or sport utility vehicle. RV dealers in southern Wisconsin say smaller products are selling briskly.
So much so that dealers say manufacturers can barely keep up with demand for smaller travel trailer type RVs.