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 .
Tue Nov 28, 2017
RVIA's October survey of manufacturers found RV wholesale shipments finished at 48,926, an increase of 26.2 percent from the 38,765 units shipped last October. October 2017 shipments is the best October on comparable record, and is currently the highest monthly shipment total for 2017, according to an association announcement.
RV wholesale shipments have reached 426,932 through ten months of 2017, up 17.6 percent compared to the 363,051 units shipped over the same period last year.
All towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 43,294 units for the month, an increase of 27 percent compared to last October's towable RV shipment total. Year-to-date totals for towable RVs are 18.1 percent to 373,967 units.
October motorhome shipments are up 20.2 percent to 5,632 units over last year, paced by solid gains in all motorhome types. Year-to-date motorhome shipments have reached 52,965 units on 14.4 percent growth over the 46,285 units shipped during the same period last year.