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 31, 2017
There's a nip of autumn in the air, and the mornings are getting darker. For many people, that first hint of fall brings on thoughts of the Elkhart Open House and new RV models. If you're planning to be in Indiana for the event next month, our show preview and map in the August issue of RV News are must-haves for you. Not going to the event? Use the show preview to see what trends and new models you need to know about.
(*Publisher's Note: Deployment of the digital version was intentionally delayed at the request of RV manufacturers who for competitive reasons did not want new unit info released too early.)
Also in this issue are these stories:
Manufacturer Profile: Liberty Outdoors co-owners outline their vision for the new company's products.
OE Components: The humble-but-indispensable RV roof vent/fan continually evolves in sophistication.
Dealer Profile: A husband-and-wife team's faith-based business sells RVs and gives second chances to folks who've taken a wrong turn in life.
To read these and other stories in the August issue of RV News magazine, click here and begin reading.
In September, we bring you stories about RV windows, Jayco's dealer homecoming event, cleaning and winterization products, and more.
Call for October submissions: October's product spotlight is on F&I and business services. If your business is to provide such services, email us a 100-word blurb and a hi-res photo to be considered for inclusion in the listing.