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 26, 2018
Wholesale shipments of all RVs spiked dramatically in the first month of 2018, according to information from the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, with a 25.3 percent increase in January.
Shipments of all towable RVs rose an astounding 26.6 percent in the year-to-year comparison, according to RVIA information released today. Leading the way was a 27.4 percent increase in shipments of all travel trailers, including a 27.1 increase in fifth wheel travel trailers. Shipments of truck campers rose 15.4 percent, and the only declining statistic was a 5.9 percent decrease in shipments of folding camping trailers.
Motorhomes saw an 18.1 percent increase in shipments, led by a 25.4 percent increase in type C units and a 13.1 percent increase in type A motorhomes. Shipments of type B van campers dropped by 7.4 percent.
In all, RV shipments in January of this year rose to 42,441 vs. 33,859 in January 2017.