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 .
Fri Sep 22, 2017
Even if you aren’t a camper, it can be fun to attend RV shows and daydream about a nomadic, carefree lifestyle on the open road.
A summer of Mount Rushmore, the shores of Lake Superior, maybe the Finger Lakes in New York or a jaunt to Maine. Wintering in milder climes while taking in the art galleries of Santa Fe, the charm of New Orleans or the Pacific beaches of Mexico, all in the comfort of one’s own snug nest.
And for that nest, there are plenty of options, from $500,000 motor coaches to $5,000 pop-ups, many of which will be on display at the 28th Annual Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show, which runs Oct. 4-8 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.
There’s lots to see at an RV show, from the massive coach engines that can range up to 600 horsepower, to the clever on-board storage hacks and cushy amenities like outdoor TVs and indoor fireplaces, according to a story by The Detroit News.