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 .

Midwest RV Super Show Opens Thursday

Thu Aug 10, 2017

ELKHART, Ind. — In the midst of another record-breaking year for RV production, despite an ever-tightening labor market, dealers are converging on the RV/MH Hall of Fame this weekend for the 67th annual Midwest RV Super Show.

While 2018 models have been in dealer showrooms for about a month, this is the first show in the Midwest where shoppers can see models from dozens of different manufacturers all in one place, says Matt Rose, director of recreation vehicles with the Indiana Manufactured Housing Association — Recreation Vehicle Industry Council.

The show, beginning Thursday and running through Sunday, will feature more than 300 RVs, with seven area dealers offering big discounts on 2017 models to make room for next year’s models, Rose says, according to a story by The South Bend Tribune.

While about 70 percent of show attendees already own RVs or have owned one in the past, it’s also a great way for first-time buyers to compare features, floor plans and RV types, he says.