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 .

Total Solar Eclipse Creating Tourism for RV Businesses and Campsites

Fri Jul 14, 2017

On Monday, Aug. 21, when the moon blocks out the light of the midday sun, traffic along Interstate 29 is expected to come to a standstill as thousands of drivers pull to the side of the road, abandon their vehicles and peer into the heavens.

Millions of others wearing solar glasses will crowd into yards, city streets, farms and onto rooftops.

In St. Joseph, Missouri, city leaders are prepping feverishly for the arrival of at least 50,000 visitors for the event, although some estimates are as wild as 500,000, more than six times the town’s current population, according to a story by The Kansas City Star.

Airbnbs there are going for $700 a night. Campsites, RV parks and hotel rooms across Missouri have been reserved for months, including one reserved three years ago by a couple from Spain. Festivals will last the weekend.

One young Overland Park bride has picked that day — indeed, in the very minutes as the moon approaches the sun to create a blinding and fiery corona — to exchange her wedding vows.