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 .
Thu Mar 16, 2017
Jackson Center, Ohio - Airstream has announced the brand’s popular Interstate is the No. 1 selling Type B diesel motorhome in the U.S. for the fifth year in a row, according to Statistical Surveys Inc.’s Class B Diesel Share Summary, which details total sales of diesel type B models. The Airstream Interstate captured 31 percent market share in the diesel type B segment for 2016 and is the No. 1 retailing Mercedes-Benz B Van in the RV Industry.
“The growth we have experienced over the past five years is incredible,” Airstream CEO and President Bob Wheeler says. “The collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and Airstream combines the best of two iconic brands and enables us to deliver a superior product to our customers.”
The Airstream Interstate motorhome continues the tradition of extraordinary design and handcrafted quality that has made Airstream the leader in luxury RVs for 86 years, according to a press release. It serves as a fuel-efficient, luxurious and safe way for travelers to explore the open road and includes more than 50 “Best in Class” features, enhancements and a renewed commitment to safety and refined luxury. The Interstate has a starting MSRP of $156,611.
"Our continued market share leadership in this category is a testament to the quality of our dealer network,” Airstream Vice President of Sales Justin Humphreys says. "Airstream is very proud of our dealer partners and we would like to congratulate and thank them for this impressive five year run of market leading retail performance."
For more information on the Airstream Interstate www.airstream.com/.