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 .
Mon Oct 23, 2017
On the floor of the Wildwood Convention Center this weekend, prospective buyers were moving in and out of recreational vehicles in hopes of finding their next RV or trailer.
But instead of asking about propane tank sizes or how much a certain model can haul, attendees were playing with surround-sound speakers and watching flat-screen televisions attached to the units at the Wildwood RV Show.
Gone are your parents’ Winnebagos from the ’70s. Instead, with trends such as “glamping” — luxurious camping — becoming more prominent, people are looking to soup up their RVs with new amenities such as iPad-activated controls and outdoor finished kitchenettes, according to a story by Press of Atlantic City.