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 Jul 12, 2017
Sugarcreek, Ohio - One of the fastest growing recreational vehicle manufacturers in America will be hosting its inaugural üCamp17 rally July 24-29 at Winklepleck Grove Campground just outside of Sugarcreek, Ohio. The campground is located about a mile from the nüCamp RV factory in Tuscarawas County, offering attendees ready access to factory tours, service appointments and opportunities to meet with the company’s research and development team to discuss future product ideas.
nüCamp RV manufactures the T@B Teardrop Camper, T@G Teardrop Trailer and Cirrus Truck Camper. Prior to April 2017, the company manufactured the Little Guy Teardrop Camper Trailer and distributed its products through Little Guy Worldwide of Green, Ohio. The companies parted ways upon the expiration of their distribution agreement, and nüCamp RV now distributes its products directly to 125 dealers in North America.
“The üCamp17 event offers our company the opportunity to connect directly with our very enthusiastic customers who love their teardrop campers and want to share their experiences with each other and with those of us here at the factory in Sugarcreek,” nüCamp RV CEO Scott Hubble says.
In addition to offering attendees the opportunity to tour local sights, nüCamp RV will be offering service and modifications, “mods,” as they are known by enthusiasts— throughout the week. Attendees will also be treated to an Amish dinner, a wine and cheese reception and an outdoor showing of the movie "Grease." Attendees are expected from as far away as Washington State and Maine.
RVing is becoming increasingly popular, and lightweight towable trailers, in particular, are growing in popularity. According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, shipments of travel trailers are up 22.9 percent for May 2017 over the prior year, and total RV shipments are up 12.2 percent year-to-date over 2016.
nüCamp RV is benefiting from the growth in the market. The company completed a physical expansion earlier this year, adding 91,000 square feet to its manufacturing facility.
“We see incredible opportunity for growing our business, to the point where several of our suppliers are making plans to open satellite manufacturing facilities near our plant in Sugarcreek,” Hubble says. "Having access to a world-class labor force of highly skilled craftsmen and women offers us an advantage that is simply not available to other RV manufacturers.”
Registration for the üCamp17 event is $149 per campsite and is open through July 21. Anyone interested in attending may register online at the link below.