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 15, 2018
An Indiana U.S. representative warned President Donald Trump Thursday that a tariff placed on aluminum and steel imports may hurt the RV industry, according to a story on WNDU television.
Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) told Trump his plan to level the playing field for American industry—which may include tariffs for imported steel and aluminum—will run flat with RV manufacturers in her state.
"That would really slow the momentum down in what is a booming industry in the RV industry, the boating industry, all the manufacturing all of it that uses both steel and aluminum,” says Walorski in an interview with the South Bend, Indiana, station.