RVIA Economic Impact Study

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 .

UK RV Industry Looking at Alternatives to Diesel Engines for Motorhome

Thu Dec 28, 2017

The United Kingdom is accelerating efforts to introduce alternatives to diesel engines –- currently the only option available to motorhome buyers in the UK, according to a story from Out and About Live UK.

However, while there is growing interest in alternatives to diesel engines, motorhomers are continuing to buy new models in record numbers, according to the website.

Sales at the end of 2017 –- official figures are still pending -– are again expected to smash previous records and exceed 13,400. At the end of October 2017, sales had already exceeded 12,700, Out and About Live UK reported.

But, despite the record levels of sales of diesel-powered motorhomes, there is a backlash to diesel engines and the motorhome industry is keeping a close eye on developments of alternatives to diesel, as well as the introduction of ever-stricter vehicle emissions standards and moves by urban centers to restrict diesel vehicle use, according to the Out and About Live UK story.