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 Apr 25, 2017
The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association has released its March 2017 shipments, which showed that total RV shipments in March increased 16.8 percent over 2016 and that 2017 is so far 11.7 percent higher than in 2016.
Both towables and motorhomes categories increased 16.8 percent as well in March, with folding camping trailers experiencing the largest increase, at 34.1 percent. Travel trailers increased 17 percent, while fifth wheels increased 15.8 percent. Meanwhile, truck campers continued its drop, decreasing 31.3 percent in March and displaying a decrease of 22 percent year over year.
In the motorhomes category, type B campers increased 30.2 percent, while type C campers increased 28.8 percent. Type A motorhomes stayed about the same, with a 0.6 percent decrease in March. Overall, the Type A motorhomes have decreased 4.3 percent in 2017 from the prior year.
A total of 47,579 RVs were shipped in March, which represents the highest monthly total ever for shipments on comparable record, according to RVIA Senior Communications Director Bill Baker.