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 Feb 6, 2018
The Iowa State Senate is considering a law that would allow RV dealers to open on Sunday, which has RV Dealer Don Strolo rather optimistic, according to a story in the Des Moines Register.
"It's not alcohol, it's not firearm sales," says Strolo, who owns RV lots in several states across the country. But Iowa has long banned retail automobile sales on Sunday and that includes the motorhomes Strolo sells at Des Moines RV.
Senate Study Bill 3139 would allow Sunday RV sales, but maintain the state's ban on automobile sales. Strolo noted camper and motorhome customers will drive great lengths to shop, putting his Iowa lot at a competitive disadvantage.
"Because they’re families, they're often working Monday to Friday, so they have two days to go shopping for RVs," he said. "It really damages the Iowa business owner, because customers will shop and they’ll go farther away to buy something."