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 .

RV Bandit Sentenced to More than 5 Years in Prison

Tue May 9, 2017

Timothy Bryce, 40, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 70 months in prison by Senior United States District Court Judge William T. Moore, Jr., after pleading guilty to transporting a stolen motor vehicle across multiple state lines, from North Carolina, to South Carolina, to Georgia.

According to evidence presented at the guilty plea and sentencing hearings, Bryce stole a luxury motorhome worth nearly $600,000 from a dealership in Charlotte, North Carolina, and then fled with the vehicle to Guyton, Georgia, according to a story by Savannah Now.com.

Bryce pretended to be interested in purchasing the motorhome; swapped the real key with a fake one; then later returned to the dealership after closing time in order to steal it. In imposing the 70-month sentence, Moore emphasized Bryce’s long criminal history. He has three prior convictions for stealing motor vehicles as well as multiple convictions for impersonating law enforcement officers. After prison, Bryce will be on federal supervised release for three years. He was also ordered to pay $153,047.73 in restitution.

Additional Information: http://savannahnow.com/news/2017-05-05/motor-home-thief-sentenced-70-years-federal-prison