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 .

Most of Florida's Privately Owned Campgrounds Evacuated

Mon Sep 11, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Most of Florida’s privately owned campgrounds and RV parks have followed or are following evacuation orders issued by state and local officials.

“At this time, an estimated 500 to 600 Florida RV parks and campgrounds, except those in the far northwest Florida areas, have followed recommended evacuation and safety procedures, or will be doing so by end of the day today,” Florida Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds Executive Director Bobby Cornwell says. “However, RV parks in the northwest Florida area that appear to be in the safe zone and RV parks in the bordering states of Alabama and Georgia are assisting in taking in Florida’s evacuated RVers,”

After Hurricane Irma passes through Florida, Cornwell says the association will do its best to provide updates on the status of Florida’s privately owned campgrounds and RV parks and will provide a list of parks that are open and accepting campers.

The lists will be sent to major media outlets and posted online at www.CampFlorida.com and www.CampInAlabama.com.

“Campers are advised to verify park openings, closings and availability by contacting the parks directly,” Cornwell says.

Cornwell says that campgrounds and RV parks typically rebound quickly, even after major storms.

“We are optimistic that Florida will be open and ready for business soon after the storm passes,” he says.