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 .
Mon May 8, 2017
GOSHEN, Indiana — Ben Bruner and Kyle Newcomer say they saw the light at the end of the tunnel when they started their RV transport company six years ago.
It turned out to be the headlights of all the camper vans that need to be shipped across the country – a record number that's grown every year since 2009.
The two high school friends started Synergy RV Transport in February 2011 with the help of some industry veterans. It was the tail end of the 2008 recession and, looking at the forecast for the upcoming year, they decided it was a good time to get started, according to a story by the Elkhart Truth.