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 .

Fifth Annual Spring Hall of Fame RV Show Begins April 27

Thu Apr 27, 2017

Elkhart, Indiana - The fifth annual Spring Hall of Fame RV Show returns to RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart from April 27-30.

The show features RVs from eight of the region’s top dealers. Whether you are interested in exploring RVing or are a seasoned camper, there will be something for everybody at this year’s show. On display and on sale will be a variety of lightweight to full size travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers and motor homes of every size.

More families than ever before are finding that RV vacations cost substantially less than other forms of vacation travel, even when factoring in fuel prices and cost of ownership. A new study by PKF consulting found that an RV vacation can save up to 62 percent from other forms of travel.

“RVing is a fun, flexible and affordable way for families to spend quality time in the outdoors,” Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council Director Matt Rose says. "In addition to vacation travel, owners use RVs for tailgating, travel with pets and to participate in outdoor sports and other leisure activities.”

The show is a great place for buyers to compare features, floorplans and RV types from a wide variety of manufacturers. With so many dealers all in one place it’s also a great place for buyers to negotiate their best price. Many of the RVs are priced at 20 percent to 25 percent below MSRP.

The Spring Hall of Fame RV Show will also include campground exhibits and RV & camping accessories.

RV factory reps with be on hand and dealers will be offering tremendous show prices, according to a press release.

The fifth annual Spring Hall of Fame RV Show kicks off Thursday morning at 10 a.m.

Location: RV/MH Hall of Fame & Museum, Elkhart, Indiana

Show times: Thursday, April 27 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, April 28 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 29 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 30 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tickets: $8 Adults, kids 15 and younger are free