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
Sales of recreational vehicles are at genuinely never-before-seen record levels. And buyers are getting younger. The RV category includes both motorhomes and trailers of all sizes.
Last year, 430,000 recreational vehicles of all kinds were sold, according to the RV Industry Association, an increase of 15 percent over the year before. And sales have been rising year after year following a one-year decline in 2009, during the financial crisis, according to a story by CNN Money.
Some of that has to do with low gas prices and easy credit.
But ironically, the flood of new technology -- smart phones, 4G data connections and so forth -- has also helped drive the trend. It's made driving around the country for weeks at a time a much less daunting prospect.
Additional Information: http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/12/news/economy/rv-industry-comeback/index.html