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 .
Mon Feb 12, 2018
With more than 150,000 homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey in the city, perhaps it’s not that unusual that there was strong consumer interest at the Houston RV Show last weekend, a story in the Houston Chronicle reports.
"Sales figures weren't immediately available. But RV dealers said Sunday that they've seen a rise in sales from Harvey survivors,” the paper reports. “Larry Troutt III, general manager of Topper's Camping Center in Waller, said Harvey boosted sales by 50 or 60 units, as much as 10 percent on the year. The company offered free delivery for Harvey victims; Troutt said he dropped off several in the driveways of flooded homes.”
The paper notes that many Houston residents attending the show have been living in RV units ever since their homes were damaged or destroyed and were looking to upgrade their accommodations.