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 .

Colorado Startup Introduces 'Camper on Steroids'

Mon Jul 31, 2017

Towing a camper doesn’t have to mean staying at a packed campsite with stinky bathrooms.

Two Colorado startups have taken the tow-behind camper and put it on steroids: with jacked up suspensions, beefy off-road tires and sturdy steel frames.

Sean Tallant, 51, launched Palisade’s BearPaw Campers three years ago after working as a general manager at an RV dealership, according to a story by Business Den.

The artist and pyrographer built his camper model, the Grizzly 2.0, based on 30-year-old designs. But instead of using plywood walls, Tallant uses a steel frame that’s 4 feet high, 5 feet wide and 8 feet long. He tapers the back of the camper so that it easily rolls over rough terrain without hitting the ground.