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 .
Thu Jan 11, 2018
The Boston Herald is extolling both the Boston RV & Camping Expo and the camping lifestyle in a story published Thursday.
“What’s old is new and what’s new is just plain awesome. We’re talking about camping, once the staple of simple, stress-free vacations. It’s back — and in a big way. More and more travel enthusiasts — many young — are turning to camping as their go-to vacation,” said writer Moira McCarthy.
“And it’s not just because Matthew McConaughey famously lived in an Airstream for a few years. Travel aficionados are rediscovering what camping brings: outdoor beauty, a laid-back vibe and a more affordable way to see the world, and certainly New England.”
Seems that everyone is getting the news that the RV lifestyle is back in a big way.