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 .
Wed Jan 24, 2018
The Cedar Falls, Iowa Courier reports that the 30th annual Iowa Boat, RV and Vacation Show was attended by an estimated 10,000 people during its Jan. 19 to 21 run.
The show featured RVs, boats and other products such as camping gear, fishing equipment and ATVs from 75 vendors, the article states. With spring just around the corner, some attendees were looking to order RVs in time to get them before the opening of seasonal campgrounds.
“I think the weather’s really getting people excited about summer,” said show producer John Bunge. “This is a good one-stop shop for people — they don’t have to drive around.”