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 .
Fri Oct 27, 2017
The grinning horse mascot of See Grins RV has plenty of reasons to smile.
In Gilroy, California, automotive sales rose by more than 27 percent between 2013 and 2016 and much of that gain was fueled by sales of recreational vehicles. According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, towable sales since the beginning of the year have increased by 17 percent compared to sales last year raising from 282,687 to 330,673.
Last year, See Grins RV managers said they have sold between 1,500 and 2,000 RVs with a gross revenue of $85 million to $100 million. Next year, they hope to top $125 million at the outdoor and indoor lot at 7900 Arroyo Circle, near the Outlets. They have 450 RVs on the property.
“RV sales are up 30 percent this year across the country,” Senior Sales Manager Thomas Horn told The Gilroy Dispatch. “In the last few years it has just taken off. A lot of people in this area are buying RVs because they’re living in them because rent is so high.”