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 .
Tue Feb 14, 2017
Fun Town RV, based in Cleburne, Texas, has started a GoFundMe account for one of its employees after a serious car accident kept her out of work for nearly a month.
Larisa Rivera, 22, a call agent for Fun Town, was involved in a car accident around 6:40 a.m. on Jan. 8 when she lost control of a Toyota passenger car and crashed into a rock wall. The car caught fire and Rivera hung from the driver's side door by her seat belt, while her 21-year-old friend was unconscious in the back seat, according to a story by the Cleburne Times Review.
Both women survived the crash, but Rivera stayed in the hospital for four days, as an injury to her abdomen required 18 stitches and other injuries to her face required stitches as well.
Fun Town's Dexter Baldwin, who was on the committe to organize the account, says the company tries to be a positive part of the community and this time, the person in need happened to be one of their own team.