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 .
Fri Mar 17, 2017
When it comes to camping, Americans like to get away from it all by taking as much of it as we can with us. To that end, inventors created recreational vehicles.
RVs have been around since Henry Ford's first Model Ts hit the road, and through the years they have included everything from tents on trailers to marble-countered motor homes. The evolution of the RV reflects America's lust for cars and travel, according to a story by Dallas News.
Sisemore is co-owner of Jack Sisemore Traveland, a mega RV dealership in Amarillo. In addition to selling new and used recreational vehicles, the Sisemores have collected dozens of historic trailers and motor homes. The collection sits in a free museum at their dealership.