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 .

Snowbirds Heading Off the Beaten Path

Thu Mar 30, 2017

The Phoenix and Tucson areas are loaded with RV parks and resorts that cater to snowbirds with organized activities and special events to keep them entertained throughout the winter season.

But venture out into some of the more remote areas of the Grand Canyon State and you’ll find people like 68-year-old Ted Werner of Connecticut.

Werner and his wife, Jan, are among a growing number of off road vehicle enthusiasts who come to Arizona every winter and spring not to tear up the landscape, but to explore remote historical sites that most people never see, according to an announcement from the Arizona Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (Arizona ARVC).

Using the Kampgrounds of America park in Gila Bend as their base camp, the Werners take off once or twice a week with as many as a dozen or more friends in seven or eight off road vehicles to explore Arizona’s backcountry in their Polaris Ranger side-by-side ATV, according to a story by Woodalls Campground Management. The Werners camp in a 2015 38-foot Excel 36GKE fifth-wheel trailer, which they tow with a 2011 Ford F-550.

Additional Information: http://www.woodallscm.com/2017/03/more-snowbirds-heading-off-the-beaten-path/