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 Dec 18, 2017
CH Camper Company has begun building replicas of vintage campers and selling restoration parts for DIY enthusiasts.
“I’ve traveled this country delivering campers and have seen several vintage campers flipped on their side on the interstate because of rusted out parts,” CH Camper Company Owner Jerry Ragon says.
That isn’t the reason Ragon got into the camper business, though. He was a building contractor from Tennessee who decided to buy an old Shasta motorhome to restore. He spent time restoring the camper in his driveway and before he finished, he said someone wanted to buy it, according to a story by Mobile RVing.com
“It ruined my camping trip,” he says.
After that, Ragon bought another camper to restore and the same thing happened. The campers he restored were eventually put on a website with information about Ragon as the restorer.