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 .
Mon Jul 10, 2017
In the decades they were raising their four children, Jean and Gary Blackburn always kept a recreational vehicle stored behind the gate in their Palo Alto, California driveway.
Now that the kids and grandchildren have spread around the country and the Blackburns have moved to a local retirement community, home storage of their 32-foot Fleetwood Bounder is no longer possible -- but they wouldn't think of giving up their "vacation home."
In 55 years of marriage, road-tripping has been -- and remains -- a staple of their lives, according to a story by Palo Alto Online. Now, their RV is stored off-site at a campground in Morgan Hill when not in use -- which doesn't seem to be very often since the couple likes to hit the road as much as possible.
Additional Information: https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/07/07/couple-celebrates-55-years-of-rv-adventures