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 .

60th Annual International Airstream Rally Begins July 23

Fri Jul 21, 2017

ESCANABA, Mich. - We've all seen them travelling up and down the highways of America.

The silver bullet. The tin can. Whatever you call it.

They come in all shapes and sizes. The truck camper, the special modified, the van topper but nothing beats the original Airstream Trailer.

This week, the Wally Byam Airstream Club is having its 60th Annual International Rally in Escanaba.

Richard Girard is the president of the club and he explained the charm of the classic trailer.

"The Airstream is just an iconic American product that everyone loves," Girard says, according to a story by Upper Michigan Source. "It's the best-made RV on the market. Some people call it the Cadillac of RVs."

The Rally gets started with the Airstream open house at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba on Sunday, July 23 from 12-3:30 p.m.