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 Dec 29, 2017
RVIA has released its November RV wholesale shipment report, which finished at 41,451, an increase of 17.8 percent from the 34,670 units shipped in November 2016.
That makes November 2017 shipments the best November on comparable record.
Through 11 months of 2017, RV shipments have reached 468,383, up 17.8 percent compared to the 397,721 units shipped over the same period in 2016.
All towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 36,464 units for the month, an increase of 20 percent compared to the November 2016 towable RV shipment total. Year-to-date totals for towable RVs increased 18.2 percent to 410,431 units.
November motorhome shipments were up 16.5 percent to 4,987 units over last year, paced by solid gains in all motorhome types. Year-to-date motorhome shipments have reached 57,952 units, which marks 14.6 percent growth over the 50,566 units shipped during the same period in 2016.