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 .

Escapees Adds New Roadside Assistance Member Benefit

Thu Jan 18, 2018

Escapees RV Club has announced the launch of their latest member benefit, the Escapees Roadside Assistance (ERA), which is supported by SafeRide Motor Club, according to a press release from the Livingston, Texas, organization.

The program featuring 24/7 technical assistance, available 365 days per year and can assist RVers with a multitude of needs for both their rig and their tow or towed vehicle, the release states. With benefits including towing and winching service, battery jump-starts, mobile mechanics, roadside tire assistance and more, Escapees members can trust that help is available when needed, as often as needed. Unlike competing programs, Escapees Roadside Assistance offers unlimited service calls.

“Not all roadside assistance services are created equal,” says Shawn Loring, CEO of Escapees RV Club. “Passenger vehicle coverage may not apply to an RV, and not all programs cover RVs well enough, if at all. We choose to work with SafeRide because they offer the most complete variety of benefits for RVers at a price point accessible to most RVers.”

To learn more about Escapees Roadside Assistance, visit https://www.escapees.com/support/roadsideassistanceservice