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 .
Tue Aug 8, 2017
The 62nd Annual Midwest RV Super Show will be held Aug. 10-13 at the RV/MH Hall of Fame & Museum in Elkhart, Indiana.
Showgoers can get into the show as well as tour the Hall of Fame Museum for one ticket price, something that Indiana Manufactured Housing Association Director of Recreational Vehicles Matt Rose says sets this show apart from others.
The Annual Midwest RV Super Show is what's left of an even larger show that was held in the 1950s at the University of Notre Dame every year. The show took plac eover a couple of days and took up a large portion of the campus during that time.
After moving on from Notre Dame, the show was held at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds in Goshen, but in 2012, the show partnered with the RV/MH Hall of Fame, which has turned into a partnership allowing the showgoers access to the Hall of Fame in addition to the show for the one price.
"The Hall of Fame wants to get as many people through the museum as possible, so we made it an all-inclusive price," Rose says. "One of our big selling points is they can go inside the Hall and see the first RVs ever built, then walk outside and see the newest RVs built for the 2018 year."
The show, being held down the street from where many of these units are built, also is one of the first shows that will feature the 2018 models. The show is expected to attract around 4,500 people, a slight increase from 2016, Rose says.
"Rving is a fun, flexible and affordable way for families to spend quality time in the outdoors," he says. "In addition to vacation travel, owners use RVs for tailgating, travel with pets and to participate in outdoor sports and other leisure activities."
Seven dealers all from the north central part of Indiana will be displaying their motorhomes. Those dealers include the following: