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 Jan 26, 2018
RV wholesale shipments finished 2017 with 504,599 units, up 17.2 percent compared to the 430,691 units shipped in 2016, according to a press release from the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association. That represented a jump over last year’s growth, in which units shipped grew 15.1 percent from 2015 to 2016.
RVIA’s December survey of manufacturers found RV wholesale shipments finished at 36,227, an increase of 9.9 percent from the 32,970 units shipped last December. December 2017 shipment total is the best December on comparable record.
All towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 31,541 units for the month, an increase of 9.5 percent compared to last December’s towable RV shipment total of 28,795. 2017 totals for towable RVs are up 17.6 percent to 441,961 units.
December motorhome shipments are up 12.2 percent to 4,686 units over last year. 2017 motorhome shipments finished at 62,638 units, on 14.4 percent growth over the 54.741 units shipped during 2016.