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
The North Carolina Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association's largest show saw a significant increase in attendance over the weekend.
The Raleigh RV Show, held at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, attracted more than 12,000 attendees over the Feb. 24-26 show, which marked a 16 percent increase over the record set in 2016, according to NCRVDA Spokesman Jeff Haughton.
"It was just an amazing show," Haughton says. "The consumer attendance and the excitement and everything was all above normal and we had reported above-normal sales as well."
Howard and Linda Payne of RV Dreams.com, put on a seminar for first-time RV buyers, as well as other seminars for full-timers. Haughton says the education was a large highlight for the show and is indicative of the excitement throughout the industry and from consumers.
"Everything was incredibly well-received," Haughton says. "There seems to be a real hunger for good RV information out there. It seemed like the entire RV industry was there and we just had incredible sales driving the show. RVing continues to be very well received throughout North Carolina. The mountains on one side and the beach on the other makes it a great location."