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 .
Thu Apr 13, 2017
CLARKSVILLE, Indiana — The Clarksville Fire Department is investigating what started as a mattress fire and later engulfed several vehicles at Campers Inn RV late Wednesday afternoon.
Clarksville firefighters responded to Newman Avenue around 4:30 p.m. When crews arrived, there were up to several hundred mattresses on fire, Chief Brandon Skaggs said, according to a story by the Clarksville News and Tribune.
The mattresses were located under a carport next to a lot of RVs at Campers Inn RV, a 38-year-old dealership formerly known as Tom Stinnett Derby City RV. The dealership is located between Clarion Hotel and Derby Dinner Playhouse.
The fire soon spread to multiple RVs, engulfing some and damaging others. Loud popping noises were attributed to propane tanks catching fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.