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 .
Wed Feb 15, 2017
SUMAS, Washington - RVT.com, the leading Internet classifieds ad site for new and used RVs for sale, travel and fifth wheel trailers, motor homes and campers, reports that its RV shopper traffic has increased more than 70 percent in January 2017 compared with one year prior, and that RV shopper inquiries jumped 50 percent as well.
RVT.com reported that its website had 1.4 million visits in January 2017 from RV shoppers in the U.S. and Canada.
"The current state of the RV market combined with our extensive search engine optimization, dynamic re-marketing, pay-per-click campaigns and mobile friendly content has caused a significant increase in visitor traffic," Vice President Shawn Friesen says. "If the current traffic trend continues, 2017 will be another record breaking year for RV consumer visits, and ultimately sales for our RV dealer customers."
Friesen says that mobile users accounted for 55 percent of RVT.com visitors during the first month of 2017. Smartphone traffic accounted for 32 percent of visitors - up 1 percent from last year - and tablets were used for 23 percent of visits, up 2 percent from January 2016. Visitors using desktop computers to access RVT.com in January 2017 accounted for 44 percent of total traffic to the website.
"Our primary objective is to make it easier for RV buyers and sellers to find each other, to connect the RV industry with the RV shopper and vice versa," Friesen says. "We are constantly innovating to this end."
RVT.com is North America's leading RV Classifieds provider with more than 18 million annual consumer visits, featuring more than 90,000 new and used RVs for sale by dealers and owners. Built on a platform of bringing RV Buyers and Sellers together, RVT.com assists in the sales of thousands of RVs every month, and currently showcases inventory for more than 800 RV dealerships.
For more information, visit RVT.com or call 800-282-2183.