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 .

Seattle RV Show Sets Attendance Records

Thu Feb 16, 2017

148726597881960.jpgAs yet another positive sign the RV Industry is experiencing unprecedented volume, growth and popularity, the Seattle RV Show, produced by the Manufactured Housing & RV Show Association, has reported record-breaking crowds at the Seattle RV Show, held Feb. 9-12 at the Century Link Field Event Center.

Attendance increased 12.9 percent over last year’s numbers with close to 18,000 people coming through the doors including innumerable kids of all ages. Saturday’s attendance alone was a whopping 23.91 percent larger than Saturday of last year, according to a press release.

The Seattle RV Show is popular with the entire family since there were numerous fun events scheduled just for the little ones including a roving band of pirates, a pirate treasure hunt, child-care activities and more. The adults too, were treated to a full palette of free seminars, including RV technical, lifestyle and safety topics, presented by RV Industry-leading experts and educators.

More than 400 different RVs were on display, presented by 21 different RV dealers, showcasing every type, style, size and price range of recreational vehicle. To answer specific questions, many RV manufacturers sent representatives to assist the dealers.

"The majority of those surveyed were attending their very first RV show," MHRV Show Association Show Director Dave Helgeson says. "The attendees I spoke with liked the fact that the show offered so much more than just hundreds of RVs to scrutinize. They were eager to learn and took advantage of the multiple seminars and other educational activities. RV sales were brisk as evidenced by the sold signs posted on RVs throughout the show.”

In addition to the Seattle RV Show, the MHRV Association also produces the Puyallup RV Show in May. For information regarding all MHRV Show Association events, visit www.mhrvshows.com.