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 .
Wed May 31, 2017
ELKHART, Indiana — For Mark Neurohr, traveling in his recreational vehicle is about enjoying life.
“It is about getting out and living,” he said. “There is no sense sitting at home.”
President of the Handicapped Travel Club, based in Ottawa, Illinois, with around 150 members scattered around the United States, Neurohr himself used to struggle to get around, although recently things have improved, according to a story by the Elkhart Truth.
“I am still able to get up the steps of my RV,” he said.
For a majority of club members who rely on wheelchairs or other mobility devices to get around however, getting into an RV can be a challenge. Normally, RVs consist of small doors, tight spaces and little accessibility options for disabled individuals.