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 May 9, 2017
ELKHART, Indiana - A fundraising milestone was reached this month when the total pledges and contributions to the $1 Million Kevin Clayton Debt Elimination Challenge surpassed $900,000, according to Darryl Searer, president of the RV/MH Hall of Fame.
Since launching the $1 million Kevin Clayton Debt Elimination Challenge in September 2014, which kicked off with a $200,000 pledge by Kevin Clayton on behalf of Clayton Homes, 145 individuals, organizations and companies have pledged more than $902,480. Notably, Clayton also personally pledged an additional $25,200.
"I, along with the board of directors, thank all those who have generously supported this fundraising drive through their donations and pledges," Searer says. "Although we are celebrating our success so far, we're not done and need a few more benefactors to help us achieve our goal."