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 Jun 21, 2017
Occupancy at the neary 500 KOA Campgrounds in North America over the recent Father's Day Weekend was up nearly 2 percent over last year, according to numbers released by Kampgrounds of America Inc.
The increase continues a record trend for KOA campgrounds in 2017. Occupancy for KOA's Care Camps Big Weekend in May were up 4.5 percent while occupancy for this year's Memorial Day Weekend were up nearly 5 percent.
Looking ahead, advanced reservations for the Fourth of July holiday are showing occupancy up about 10.3 percent and Labor Day Weekend occupany for 2017 is running about 23.5 percent over the same period for advanced reservations in 2016.
Overall, 2017 KOA camping thus far is up more than 4 percent over the total for 2016 at this time. KOA is currently on track for its sixth record year in a row over it's 55-year history.