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 .

Crain's Business Highlights Growth at NüCamp RV

Mon Jan 29, 2018

151726412282504.pngNüCamp RV in Sugarcreek, Ohio has created 225 jobs and $50 million in annual sales from the over-the-road version of the tiny house and some larger trailers it makes in its facility south of Canton, according to a story in Crain’s Cleveland Business.

The article states the company is producing approximately about 4,300 units a year, almost all of them pre-ordered.

“We don't make them and sell them. We sell them then make them," CEO Scott Hubble says. Hubble was a distributor of the teardrop trailers before he joined the company in 2010. That's when he and nüCamp owner Joe Mullet drove to Elkhart, Indiana, and acquired the U.S. rights to make and distribute the trailers—which are a Danish design—from Thor Industries.

At the time, nüCamp had eight employees working in a 3,000-square-foot shop in Sugarcreek. Today, the vastly larger crew buzzes about a new 150,000-square-foot factory.

Hubble said nüCamp built the plant, originally at 60,000 square feet in 2014, expanded it by 90,000 square feet last year and will probably do a similar expansion next year.

To read the entire article, CLICK HERE.