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 Mar 13, 2017
The Portland Metro Dealers 59th RV Show is under way at the Expo Center. From $12,000 trailers to $400,000 motorhomes, recreational vehicles have come a long way.
A Tiffin Motorhomes Allegro Bus was on display, along with all its luxurious amenities: 7-feet-tall ceilings, handcrafted wood cabinetry and a residential-sized refrigerator. According to Carrie Tolomei, a B. Young RV representative, Tiffin has been delivering this decadence-to-go for decades, according to a stoby by Oregon Live.com.
One thing that's improved over the years is energy efficiency. Dishwashers and full-sized fridges can now tagalong on road trips. LED lights throughout the motorhome are also a smaller drain on the battery.