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 .
Thu Feb 8, 2018
RVT.com, a leading Internet marketplace for new and used RVs for sale in North American, reports that its RV shopper traffic increased 25 percent in January, compared with January 2017, and that RV buyer leads—which are sent to RV sellers—were up 16 percent.
The RVT website had 1.6 million total visits in January from RV shoppers in the U.S. and Canada, according to the company. Unique RV consumer visitors totaled 787,000, up 15 percent over last year.
"2017 was a record year for the RV industry and 2018 is projected to be even better," says Shawn Friesen, vice president of RVT.com. "Millennials and baby boomers are driving this growth, plus we are seeing far more RV consumer buyers shopping RVT.com because of our aggressive search engine optimization, far-reaching social media marketing, mobile-friendly format and more powerful, yet simplified RV shopping experience."
According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), RV shipments were up 17.2 percent in 2017, with travel trailers accounting for 73 percent of towable RV units sold. Travel trailers are the top RV category searched on RVT.com, followed by type A diesel motorhomes and smaller type C motorhomes.
Friesen said that the site saw the most significant RV search traffic increases in the type B and C categories, with searches up 18 percent and 17 percent, respectively, last month.
RVT.com asserts itself to be North America's leading RV classifieds provider with 20 million annual consumer visits, featuring 126,000 new and used RVs for sale by dealers and owners. Built on a platform of bringing RV buyers and sellers together, RVT.com assists in the sales of thousands of RVs every month, and currently showcases inventory for 930 RV dealerships in the U.S. and Canada.
For more information, visit RVT.com or call 800-282-2183.