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 .
Thu Oct 19, 2017
With the growing popularity of campers and other RVs, users need a way to prolong the life of their vehicles. An inventor from Hampton, Virginia has come up with a new idea for it.
He developed a prototype for the patent-pending RV & Camper Step and Window Cover to protect RV steps from damage and keep them clean when they are in a closed and locked position during travel. There is also a version that safeguards an RV window from weather damage while the vehicle is in storage and prevents interior damage from exposure to sunlight during the off-season. Furthermore, this innovative unit is durable for years of continuous use and is easy to apply, remove and maintain. Other appealing features include convenience, effectiveness and an affordable price.
The inventor’s personal experience inspired the idea.
“I love to use my camper and wanted to find a way to keep it in good condition,” the inventor, who wasn’t identified in a press release. “I was particularly concerned about the maintenance of the pull-out steps and the windows.”
The original design was submitted to the Virginia Beach office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, call 412-288-1300 ext. 1368.