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 .

Mercedes Benz Releases Marco Polo Van Camper

Mon Jul 24, 2017

150091034483982.jpgThinking about glamping? The Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo will bring comfort and luxury to baby boomers who want to travel the country in style.

The Marco Polo is Mercedes’ “modern take” on the Volkswagen Kombi camper. It has two large double beds, situated on the roof and in the main cabin. It’s basically an eight-seater family van that can be turned into a motorhome by turning down the middle and last rows.

For maximum comfortability, the top bunk has a thin but high-quality mattress while the lower seating converts to a double bed. Simply remove the pop-up table and lower the second-row seats. That’s your second mattress. Up on the canvas roof, there are two LED reading lights attached to a flexible arm, as well as zippers in the water-resistant fabric “walls” to allow the air to come in, according to a story by Benz Insider.