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 31, 2017
A small tornado, or very strong wind burst, touched down in the RV lot at Speedway Chevrolet in Monroe, Washington around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 30, tipping over two trailers. No one was injured, but employees were left shaken.
"I saw a gray whirlwind. It was just rain and branches. It was just kind of smoky," Speedway service advisor Stacie Beltran says, according to a story by the Monroe Monitor. "It was just branches everywhere.”
Beltran stood at the front counter with other staff when the weather turned nasty. Surveillance video shows a relatively calm rain quickly become a burst of wind, a distinct swirling funnel moving through the lot.