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 .
Wed Aug 16, 2017
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - King has partnered with Dish and REV Group to embark on the “Dish Nation Tour,” a two-week road trip across the U.S. to educate consumers about premium RV television. Led by Dish Senior Vice President of Sales Amir Ahmed, the tour will showcase a motorhome fully loaded with outdoor products, like the award-winning Tailgater, as well as Dish’s Pay As You Go programming.
“DISH is dedicated to listening to its customers, and RV owners are no exception,” King President Craig Miller says. "I am delighted to be a part of this joint venture to educate consumers on watching TV as they travel throughout the country in their RVs. Dish has been a valued partner with King since before the inception of the Tailgater. With the exciting announcement of the REV Group offering Dish's Pay As You Go programming, Wally and Tailgater on many of their lines recently, the timing and the partnerships couldn’t be more perfect for such a tour.”
The Dish Nation Tour motorhome features most of the King product portfolio including the Tailgater, industry-leading King Jack and the first of its kind portable King OmniGo over-the-air antenna launched earlier this year. It’s a Fleetwood RV Jamboree type C that’s loaded with type A amenities like a roof-mounted integrated box patio awning, whole-coach LED flush-mount ceiling lighting and an 11-cubic foot two-door stainless-steel residential refrigerator.
The road trip kicked off Aug. 14 in Grapevine, Texas and will journey north stopping at local businesses and campgrounds on its way to the Iowa State Fair and Elkhart, Indiana. The journey will then turn south for multiple stops along the way back home to Texas.