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 Apr 21, 2017
Plans are taking shape for Family Motor Coach Association’s 96th International Convention and RV Expo, scheduled for July 12-15 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center in Indianapolis. An early-bird discount of $30 is available to anyone who registers on or before May 12.
An FMCA convention and RV expo features displays of the latest motorhomes and nearly every conceivable item to put in, on or under a home on wheels. Other activities include seminars — about 100 different topics —covering everything from motorhome chassis maintenance to smartphone usage while traveling.
“Attending an FMCA convention and RV expo is a great way to learn more about the RV lifestyle and also to meet some really nice people from all across North America who come together because of their love of RV travel,” FMCA National President Charlie Adcock says. “I’ve learned so much from attending FMCA conventions over the years and from spending time with other RVers. FMCA members always seem willing to share information and to help one another.”
A variety of registration options are available – ranging from a $10 single-day pass that provides admission only to the exhibits to a $195 full-access pass that enables the attendee to bring their RV and stay right at the fairgrounds and enjoy all of the activities in the company of others who share a passion for the RV lifestyle. Owners of motorhomes and towable RVs are invited to join the fun.
With so much going on at an FMCA event, one common complaint afterward is that attendees didn’t have enough time to do everything they wanted to. One solution is to sign up for RV Basics. This two-day workshop led by RV experts takes place right at the convention site and right before the event itself starts. The RV Basics course is designed for those new to the RV lifestyle or even those just contemplating the idea, as well as more seasoned RVers looking to brush up on their knowledge. The cost for the two days of classes and two nights of camping is $250 per person or $400 per couple. To learn more, visit www.FMCA.com/academy.
To register for the convention, RV Basics or both, visit www.FMCA.com/conventions-64/indianapolis-2017/family-registration.html or call 800-543-3622.