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 .

Ford Motorhome Chassis Shipments Up 15 Percent From Last Year

Fri Jun 2, 2017

Ford Motor Company is rather proud to point out that it is the best-selling motorhome chassis manufacturer in the United States – a feat that bodes well for the automaker’s bottom line, as sales of recreational vehicles are going up, up, up.

In fact, drawing on data from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, Ford says that RV shipments were up 15 percent in 2016 compared to the year prior, hitting its highest level in four decades. This year, the bonanza continues, as RV sales through March are up 12 percent over last year’s figure, according to a story by Ford Authority.

Across all motorhome classes, Ford held a 63.8 percent market share last year, claiming 67.6 percent of the type A segment, and 69 percent of type C. The automaker says that recreational vehicle manufacturers only just started building type B motorhomes – the smallest RV class, sometimes referred to as “camper vans” – based on the Ford Transit last year.

Additional Information: http://fordauthority.com/2017/06/growing-motorhome-sales-give-ford-a-boost/