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 Mar 7, 2017
Legislation to allow a camping or fifth-wheel trailer more than 25 years old to be permanently registered for a $52.50 fee was approved by the Missouri House Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee.
The bill also allows those possessing a year of manufacture license plate more than 25 years old to use the plate as a historic trailer plate if the configuration of letters and numbers have not been issued to someone else, according to a story by Sema.org.
Under the bill, the owner of the historic trailer must keep the certificate of registration in the trailer at all times. The bill will next move to the full House of Representatives for a vote.