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 .

Entrepreneur Invents Skycamp - a Roof-Mounted Treehouse

Mon Jul 10, 2017

Inspired by Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road,” Soon Park traveled from Boston to Los Angeles and back in 2009, driving thousands of miles pulling a $2,500 pop-up camping trailer. The trip was great. The trailer? Not so much, especially when he had to replace flat trailer tires three times.

So Park set out to create something better, something that might enhance the travel experience even if children were involved, according to a story by The Detroit News.

The initial result was Hardtop One. Hardtop One, Jr. followed, and then a Road Trip model. Now, Park’s iKamper has launched the Skycamp, a treehouse that rides atop a car, truck, sport or crossover utility vehicle.

Additional Information: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/2017/07/06/skycamp-rooftop-car-camper-sleeps-three/103452150/