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 .
Tue Feb 28, 2017
Cleburne, Texas - In what is becoming an increasingly regular event, Fun Town RV finished 2016 as the No. 1 single location towable RV dealer in the United States, according to Statistical Surveys, Inc. that tracks industry data.
In addition to finishing No. 1 in the U.S. and Texas, many of the Fun Town locations finished strong in the Lone Star state.
“I am not surprised by the numbers," Fun Town CEO Jarrod McGhee says. "Because I know how hard our people have worked to make this happen. Finishing in four out of the top five spots in an RV market like Texas is a major accomplishment. It was only a few years ago we were happy to have all of our stores in the top 20.”
The Cleburne Flagship store finished first in national and Texas towables for the fourth year in a row. Fun Town RV Waco finished third in Texas and 24th nationally. Fun Town RV Houston finished fourth in Texas and 31st nationally. Fun Town RV San Angelo finished fifth in Texas and 44th nationally. Fun Town RV Giddings, which hasn’t been open as long as the others, finished 24th in Texas but didn’t crack the top 50 nationally.
“Our Giddings store has only been open a year,” McGhee says. "So it will take them a little while to hit their stride. Our Denton location has only been open six months, but I expect them to be here soon, as well as our new Dallas location that will open later this spring. And our Purcell should start to make waves in Oklahoma.”