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 Nov 13, 2017
The Recreation Vehicle Safety & Education Foundation (RVSEF) will now be offering the RV Driving Safety Course available exclusively online beginning April 2018.
“With our online program, a student can learn everything from the basic driving refreshers we all need, to the complexities of negotiating all roads in an extended wheelbase vehicle with real tail-swing,” RVSEF Executive Director Walter Cannon says.
The online RV Driving Safety Program requires about four to six cumulative hours (depending on the pace), and enrollment is $49.95. A detailed course-companion manual can also be purchased for an additional $20.
“We know it sounds like a fair bit of time and cost but many insurance carriers support this safety course by offering discounts to policy holders presenting our Certificate of Completion,” Cannon says.
The RVSEF RV Driving Safety Program is recognized and supported by the National Safety Council, The National RV Dealers Association (RVDA) and the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).
The RV Driving Safety Program is available at www.rvsafety.com under the “Education” tab at the top of the page.