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 .
Thu Aug 10, 2017
Campgrounds have long been a good barometer for the economy.
Low unemployment typically leaves more discretionary spending for things like camping and the United States' largest campground company, KOA, reports sales are higher for a record sixth year in a row.
What's been an interesting, even surprising, trend is how many millennials are now investing in the great outdoors, reports CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg in a story by CBS News.
Images of millennials on RV road trips and outdoor adventures have filled social media all summer long and #Camping posts on Instagram now number more than 14 million.