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
RV shipments for January continued the tradition of the industry going onward and upward, as the total RV shipments increased 7.4 percent in January compared to January of 2016.
Motorhomes saw the most drastic increase, the category increasing by 15.2 percent. Type C coaches saw the most drastic increase, up to 2,608 shipments, 33.2 percent more than the same month of last year. Type Bs also increased 19.3 percent, while the type As decreased slightly, by 2.9 percent.
In the towable segment, the category increased 6.2 percent, with the largest increased belonging to travel trailers, which increased 8.5 percent. Truck campers and fifth wheels also increased slightly, by 4.8 and 3.6 percent respectively. Folding camping trailers saw a dramatic decrease, down 33 percent from 2016.
"The total shipments posted in January are the best for any January on record and continue the strong trend of RV market growth from last year," RVIA Spokesman Bill Baker says in a press release.