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 .

Australian Baby Boomers and Empty Nesters Getting Into Luxury RVs

Fri Jul 14, 2017

Cashed-up Baby Boomers and “empty nesters” are splashing out for a life of luxury on the road to retirement in the Outback.

Mercedes-Benz has reintroduced the “pop top” camper van made famous by the Volkswagen Kombi in the 1960s and ’70s and the first examples have arrived in Australia, according to a story by The Cairns Post.

The Mercedes Marco Polo camper — which is imported from the factory with an extendable roof and two double beds — costs more than most four-wheel-drives and caravans.

But the $65,000 price tag for the starter pack hasn’t stopped cashed up buyers with almost 100 orders for the “turnkey” ready-to-go camper in only its first month on sale.