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 .
Tue Sep 26, 2017
RVIA has reported that RV wholesale shipments for the month of August finished at 45,031 units, an increase of 25.3 percent over the 35,946 units shipped last August.
The 2017 shipments are the best August on comparable record, according to RVIA Senior Director of Communications Bill Baker.
RV wholesale shipments have climbed to 334,408 units through the first eight months of 2017, up 15.1 percent over the 290,582 units shipped during the same eight-month period of 2016.
All towable RVs, led by travel trailers, totaled 39,479 units for the month, an increase of 26.7 percent, compared to the 31,155 units shipped in 2016. Year-to-date totals for the towables are up 15.3 percent, to 292,130 units.
Motorhome shipments during August were up 15.9 percent to 5,552 units over last year, paced by solid gains in every vehicle category.
Year-to-date shipments on motorhomes reached 42,278 units on a 13.9 percent growth over the 37,128 units shipped during the same period last year.