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 .

Markets Insider: Smaller RVs Big Hit With Millennials

Tue Sep 26, 2017

NOVI, Mich. -- According to a forecast by the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, millennials are pushing RV sales to record levels by purchasing smaller, more lightweight RVs. Travel trailers make up 87 percent of all RV sales across the country, according to RVIA.

The 28th Annual Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show, sponsored by the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC), will take place Oct. 4-8 at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi and can be a great place for all generations to check out the latest in RVs -- from massive motorhomes to tiny travel trailers and everything in between.

"Many of the new generation of RV owners have been camping since they were children and they are looking to connect with their youth and share the same experiences," MARVAC Director Darren Ing told Markets Insider.