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 .

Video: Airstream Celebrates Founder's Birthday on Fourth of July

Wed Jul 5, 2017

On a day when America celebrated almost two and a half centuries of freedom and independence, Airstream also celebrates a man who stood for the same values.

Airstream Founder Wallace Merle Byam was born on July 4, 1896 in Baker City, Oregon. He championed these values in a document he called his Creed - a document that continues to inform the Airstream conduct and decision-making even today. The Creed hangs on the wall in the Airstream office and every day, his words drive the company to honor his core beliefs and greatest ambitions, according to a press release.

The Creed goes as follows:

"In the heart of these words is an entire life’s dream. To those of you who find in the promise of these words your promise, I bequeath this creed…my dream belongs to you.

To place the great wide world at your doorstep for you who yearn to travel with all the comforts of home.

To provide a more satisfying, meaningful way of travel that offers complete travel independence, wherever and whenever you choose to go or stay.

To keep alive and make real an enduring promise of high adventure and far away lands…of rediscovering old places and new interests.

To open a whole world of new experiences…a new dimension in enjoyment where travel adventure and good fellowship are your constant companions.

To encourage clubs and rallies that provide an endless source of friendships, travel, fun and personal expressions.

To lead caravans wherever the four winds blow…over twinkling boulevards, across trackless deserts… to the traveled and untraveled corners of the earth.

To play some part in promoting international goodwill and understanding among the peoples of the world through person-to-person contact.

To refine and perfect our product by continuous travel-testing over the highways and byways of the world.

To strive endlessly to stir the venturesome spirit that moves you to follow a rainbow to its end…and thus make your travel dreams come true.

–Wally Byam"

Airstream has released a video about Byam and his Creed. To watch the video, click on the link below.

Additional Information: https://www.airstream.com/blog/born-4th-july/