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 22, 2017
The 36-footer is just waiting for the sign, which, in this case, will be Laura Pellegrino’s foot on the gas pedal.
“I’ve cleaned it out. I’m beginning to stock it, and now I am just itching to pull out and get out of here,” she says of her motor home docked at her Stamford house.
Pellegrino works full time, so she is largely a long-weekend or a week-at-a-time kind of vacation traveler, according to a story by the CT Post. She is waiting for retirement to hit the open road for extended trips with her RV to the Midwest and beyond, to see such places as the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam. In the past, she’s hunkered down at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison and Mineral Springs in Stafford Springs and campsites in Rhode Island for shorter stays; she’s gone on weeklong forays to Maine, Florida, Lake George, New York and Delaware, picking up friends along the way.
If you think RVing has taken a hit because of gas prices or a growing societal trend to log one’s experiences vicariously through digital media, you would be mistaken.
The number of RVs on the road is the highest it has ever been, at 9 million, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.
Additional Information: http://www.ctpost.com/living/article/On-a-roll-RVers-show-no-signs-of-slowing-down-11157262.php