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 27, 2017
When a group of recreational vehicle owners approached the City of Papillion last August, they were looking for relief from a seemingly sudden barrage of parking citations. Instead, the city’s public safety committee decided that the law should be more rigid, according to a story by the Omaha World-Herald.
The ordinance isn’t consistent, the safety committee found. It should be amended to prohibit all types of recreational vehicles larger than 20 feet in length from being parked in driveways, the group said. Right now, the ordinance prohibits only motorized vehicles more than 20 feet long from being parked there. Nonmotorized RVs, such as travel trailers and fifth wheels, are permitted.
But the proposed change has riled Papillion’s RV owners and may never come to fruition. At a meeting last week, more than 50 RV owners packed the council chamber, and the city’s Planning Commission unanimously voted to recommend that the ordinance be dismissed by City Council. The council is slated to consider the ordinance at its March 7 meeting.