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 Jan 16, 2018
An RV can take people to a lot of different places, but odds are it will be taking them away from their primary care physician, as well.
RV Health is a new tele-health program, in which doctors on call can act as primary care physicians through phone or video consultations. The program, which costs $24 a month for families, is also being offered to RV OEMs, suppliers and dealers, according to a company press release.
While not an insurance program, the program can take care of less-than-urgent physician needs while on the road, for instance getting over-the-counter medication for a lingering cough or skin conditions. It provides network access to health care solutions including prescriptions, vision care, dental, hearing, labs and patient advocacy.
“I was looking for options being self-employed and also a full-time RV'er,” Subscriber Jonathan Hodges says. “What is available for us just wasn't fully meeting the need, but this gives my family more peace of mind knowing a doctor is just a phone call away regardless of our location.”
For further information, visit https://rvhealth.com/.