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 28, 2017
Shipments for recreation vehicles in the month of February reached 39,428 units, a 9.7 percent increase over 2016, according to a report from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.
Towables increased 8.6 percent in February from last year, with travel trailers experiencing the largest increase, from 22,926 in 2016 to 25,234 in 2017, accounting for a 10.1 percent increase. Fifth wheels also saw a 9.6 percent increase from last year, while both folding camping trailers and truck campers decreased significantly, with 29.7 percent and 29.8 percent, respectively.
On the motorhome side, all motorhomes increased by 17.1 percent, with Type B motorhomes seeing the largest increase, from 271 to 443, or a 63.5 percent increase. Type Cs also saw a large increase of 35 percent, while Type A motorhomes decreased 9.2 percent.
So far in 2017, shipments are up 8.6 percent from the two months in 2016 and account for the best of any comparable February on record, maintaining the strong RV market growth from last year, according to RVIA Senior Communications Director Bill Baker.