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 26, 2017
RESTON, Va. – RVIA’s September survey of manufacturers found RV wholesale shipments finished at 43,598 units, an increase of 29.4 percent over the 33,704 units shipped last September. September 2017 shipments are the best September on comparable record.
RV wholesale shipments have climbed to 378,006 units through nine months of 2017, up 16.6 percent over the 324,286 units shipped during the same period last year.
All towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 38,543 units for the month, an increase of 31.8 percent compared to the 29,233 units shipped in September 2016. Year-to-date totals for towable RVs are up 17 percent to 330,673 units.
September motorhome shipments are up 13.1 percent to 5,055 units over last year; paced by solid gains in type C motorhomes. Year-to-date motorhome shipments have reached 47,333 units on 13.8 percent growth over the 41,599 units shipped during the same time last year.