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 Oct 3, 2017
POMONA, Calif. – When visitors walk through row upon row of the latest makes and models of RVs from more than 40 manufacturers at the upcoming 2017 California RV Show at Fairplex Pomona, which begins Oct. 6, they’ll also be witnessing one of the nation’s best business comeback stories.
The show’s producer, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, says its August survey of manufacturers found RV wholesale shipments finished at 45,031 units, an increase of 25.3 percent over the 35,946 units shipped last August. August 2017 shipments are the best August on comparable record.
Little wonder that the 65th anniversary of the show will feature more than 1,400 new (2018) RVs from more than 30 dealers covering more than 1.3 million square feet of displays and a large exhibitor tent featuring various accessories and aftermarket products to personalize RVs. This is the only place to see all the new 2018 models from type A, B, C and travel trailers, to fifth wheel trailers and toy haulers.
Here are a couple of show standouts: In true Airstream fashion, the compact, efficiently designed Basecamp blends sound structure, hard-working features and a clean look together seamlessly from the classic aluminum aerodynamic outer shell to the smart and streamlined interior. Pair it with a special “Airstream” version electric bike from Pedego.
The new Winnebago Horizon brings a fresh look to the diesel pusher category with the performance to back it up. Each of the Horizon floor plans feature a refreshingly clean design, highlighted by LED tube lighting and luxurious furnishings.
Roadtrek’s new Zion is a versatile and luxurious coach that features an open concept floorplan so owners can pack outdoor adventure toys, from bikes to kayaks, in the spacious center aisle, and still have the creature comforts RVers expect from a quality RV.
“RVers from all over the West Coast mark this show on their calendar every year,” California RVIA Show Director Tom Gaither says. “They know it’s the one place all year where they check out product on display from over 30 dealers and shop around to get the best deal on an RV.”
The show runs from Oct. 6 – 15 at the Fairplex in Pomona, Guest parking, enter Gate 17, shuttle buses will be provided to the show. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Adult admission is $15; kids 17 and under are free. Active military personnel are free with ID. RV Parking is available. Save $1 by purchasing tickets online here.
RVIA is the national trade association representing RV manufacturers and their component parts suppliers who together build more than 98 percent of all RVs produced in the United States.