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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 Historian Releasing Historical Book on RV Evolution

Mon Jun 12, 2017

149728200166152.jpgThe latest book telling the evolution of the RV Industry in the state of Indiana is “RV Capital of the World" by Al Hesselbart, a noted RV historian and retired RV/MH Hall of Fame Museum manager.

The book which is published by The History Press will be introduced and officially released with an author discussion and book signing open to the public from 2 to 5 p.m. on Monday, June 12, at the RV/MH Hall of Fame at 21565 Executive Parkway in Elkhart, according to a story by The Elkhart Truth.

“RV Capital of the World” follows the development of Indiana’s RV industry from the years before World War I through Elkhart being identified in national press in the years following World War II as the Trailer Capital and shows how 80 percent of the U.S. RV production has come to be centered in Elkhart. The book not only covers Indiana’s RV manufacturers but includes the state’s huge component supply industry and many national recognized retail dealers as well.

Additional Information: http://www.elkharttruth.com/features/book-by-rv-historian-al-hesselbart-discusses-rise-of-elkhart/article_3d278a20-125b-5738-be08-83ee5684f282.html