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 Nov 17, 2017
Outdoorsy, the largest global rental marketplace for recreation vehicles, is teaming with Kampgrounds of America (KOA), North America's largest network of open-to-the-public campgrounds, to provide campers easy access to both RVs and quality family campgrounds.
The partnership will give travelers unparalleled access to a vast network of resources for outdoor travel - from the 10,000 privately-owned RVs on Outdoorsy's marketplace, to more than 500 KOA campgrounds throughout the U.S. and Canada. Campers will now have the ability to seamlessly plan their trips, and reserve both recreation vehicles and campgrounds through a single online entry point.
“Our goal is to make the outdoors as accessible as possible through a simple tech-enabled marketplace,” Outdoorsy Co-Founder and CMO Jen Young says. “This partnership allows us to give first-time RVers the ability to experience the best of North America through premium campgrounds that offer a wealth of amenities and activities.”
“Working with Outdoorsy provides KOA with the opportunity to welcome a new generation of tech-savvy travelers who are looking to experience the outdoors in an easy, frictionless way,” KOA Vice President of Brand Development Lorne Armer says.
Young says the KOA partnership will also potentially unlock millions of dollars of revenue for RV owners across North America. Young says RV owners can earn up to $56,000 a year when they list their RVs for rent on Outdoorsy.
“We're excited to give KOA campers who own RVs the opportunity to tap into a new income source by renting their RVs through a secure, insurance-backed platform,” Armer says.
Armer announced the new partnership Nov. 16 during the Kampgrounds of America annual International Convention in Phoenix.
Outdoorsy CEO Jeff Cavins says Outdoorsy provides each RV owner listing their RV on the Outdoorsy site a $1 million insurance coverage guarantee, along with a dedicated support team.
Armer says every KOA camper who lists their RV on Outdoorsy before Dec. 31 will receive $250 cash upon completing their first rental.