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 .

Texas May Provide RVs and Trailers for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Wed Sep 20, 2017

ARANSAS PASS, Texas – Travel-trailers and recreational vehicles could be options for state officials seeking to house scores of residents displaced by Hurricane Harvey, federal administrators said Tuesday.

Nothing has been approved, and what is approved would ultimately be in the state’s hands, officials have said – the idea being to ensure decisions are tailored to communities.

Dozens of people were killed and millions of dollars in property destroyed by Hurricane Harvey, first by hitting the Coastal Bend as a Category 4 hurricane, and later by lingering over Houston and the surrounding areas causing record flooding, according to a story by The Corpus Christi Caller Times.