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 .

Escapees RV Club Launches Escapees Healthcare Solutions

Wed Aug 2, 2017

LIVINGSTON, Texas - Escapees RV Club recently partnered with Independent Truckers Group to bring Escapees members more options for RVer-friendly healthcare coverage.

This new program, Escapees Healthcare Solutions, launched July 31 and is available only to Escapees RV Club members.

Escapees Healthcare Solutions includes options such as WellMEC, an Affordable Care Act-compliant plan that provides preventive care, vaccinations and wellness services. It also offers Healthcare Assist, a fixed indemnity plan that provides immediate, first-dollar coverage for most medical expenses. These are not major medical plans.

In addition to general medical coverage, EHS also offers dental coverage, with no age limits and no waiting period for preventive or basic care. The vision plan offered by EHC also includes no waiting period and is guaranteed issue for those 18 and older. MyHealthPass is also part of EHC, and serves as an affordable alternative to costly urgent care and ER visits for nonemergency medical care.

“Escapees strives to always improve the RVing experience,” Escapees CEO Shawn Loring says. "When the insurance companies began withdrawing PPO health insurance plans, preventing RVers from receiving health care while they travel, Escapees, again, took up the mantle of solution. Escapees Healthcare Solutions offers alternatives to the traditional health insurance plans, one of which is ACA-compliant, to keep RVers successfully on the road.”

This may not be the best solution for all RVers, but it is a good option to consider given the ever-changing healthcare market, according to a press release. To bring RVers more healthcare options, Escapees RV Club has partnered with RVer Insurance Exchange to offer a wide range of options.