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 30, 2017
CWRV Transport, one of the largest manufacturer-to-dealer RV transport services in North America, has announced a new initiative to help support KOA Care Camps for Children with cancer.
Care Camps is a system of 129 specialized summer camps located throughout North America that provide a week-long summer camp experience to children with cancer and their siblings. The Care Camps charity was created in the early 1980s by the Kampgrounds of America Owners Association, and is supported through the fundraising efforts of KOA campground owners, Kampgrounds of America Inc. and several major camping and RV industry sponsors.
CWRV Transport is the exclusive recreational vehicle delivery service for Camping World stores in 36 states, providing swift transport of new RVs from manufacturers to retail dealer outlets.
Rob Jackson, President of CWRV Transport in Elkhart, Indiana, says that CWRV Transport will be making a monthly donation to KOA Care Camps for Children With Cancer based on the total number of "dispatch miles" driven by each CWRV driver.
"I told my staff at our very first meeting together that I wanted to align our company with a charity that promotes 'giving back,'" Jackson says. "It is very important to me that we do all that we can to give back to those in need. And who needs our help more than these children? We feel blessed to have the opportunity to really impact the lives of those in need."
Jackson says CWRV Transport will be presenting a check this week for $10,000 to former Care Camps Trust Chairman Hope Perkins. Perkins is also the owner of the Elkhart County/Middlebury KOA Holiday.
"We are absolutely thrilled to welcome CWRV Transport as a new donor partner for Care Camps," Care Camps Trust Chairman Wade Elliott says. "Since the cost of sending just one child to a Care Camp for one week can be nearly $2,000, it's important to have dedicated partners such as CWRV to ensure we are always able to offer the camps at no charge to these deserving families."
Elliott says The Care Camps Trust welcomes participation from all segments of the camping and RV industry in helping send children with cancer to camp.