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 .

More Millennials Choosing RV Life

Mon Feb 27, 2017

PHOENIX — More and more Valley millennials are choosing to live life on the road, according to a story by KTAR News. Last year, Phoenix saw a 137 percent increase in travel trailer and fifth-wheeler sales.

Mark Boggess, president of the RV company Good Sam Enterprises, says the RV lifestyle appeals to recent college grands and young couples.

“It’s a way to get away from the cities, to get outdoors and be in the active lifestyle and kind of get disconnected,” Boggess says. “Sometimes, we’re so tied to these dag gone portables and mobile phones and stuff today.”

Boggess also says financing is readily available for those who are interested in taking their life on the road.

Additional Information: http://ktar.com/story/1469376/more-valley-millennials-choosing-to-live-life-on-road-in-rvs/