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 .
Mon Aug 28, 2017
RESTON, Va. – RVIA’s July survey of manufacturers found RV wholesale shipments finished at 32,936, an increase of 16.2 percent over the 28,350 units shipped in July 2016. This represents the best July shipment total in 40 years.
RV wholesale shipments have climbed to 289,336 units through the first seven months of 2017 and are up 13.6 percent over the 254,636 units shipped during the same time last year.
All towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 28,996 units for the month, an increase of 17 percent compared to the 24,784 units shipped in July 2016. Year-to-date totals for towable RVs are up 13.6 percent to 252,640 units.
July motorhome shipments are up 10.5 percent to 3,940 units over last year; paced by strong gains in the Type B and C market. Year-to-date motorhome shipments have reached 36,726 units on 13.6 percent growth over the 32,337 units shipped during the same time last year.