RVIA Economic Impact Study

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 .

Alaskan Campers Acquired by Satellite Communications Owner

Tue Mar 28, 2017

John Macpherson has acquired Alaskan Campers, according to a story by Truck Camper Magazine. The magazine published a story on why Macpherson bought the company, detailed the changes he has already made and his vision for the future for the 60-year-old truck camper manufacturer.

Alaskan Campers was founded in 1958 by Californian Don Hall. After serving in the Seabees 30th Battalion (naval construction) in World War II, Hall moved to Sunland, California from Rochester, New York. There, in 1948, he designed and built a truck camper for a three-month adventure to Alaska.

With its unique hard side roof that raised and lowered with hydraulics, Hall’s camper quickly captured the attention of outdoor enthusiasts and became the prototype for Alaskan Campers. By 1965, Hall and his wife, Irene, had grown Alaskan Campers to seven factories across the United States and Canada.

Additional Information: http://www.truckcampermagazine.com/news/alaskan-campers-new-ownership-announcement/