RVIA Economic Impact Study

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 .

British RV Company Goes Bust, Leaves Customers in the Lurch

Mon Jun 11, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

A motorhome company in the U.K., St. Andrews Motorhomes in Cupar, has folded, leaving dozens of devastated customers without their RVs and thousands of dollars out of pocket.

Retired paramedics Carol and Robert Moore say they're out £32,000 from when their RV was sold by St. Andrews Motorhomes and they were never paid for the sale, the Daily Record Reports.

The Moores say that despite receiving confirmation that the motorhome had been sold to a firm in Exeter two months ago, they have not received a penny.

St Andrews Owner Christine Galloway did not return calls to the press.

“There are scores of us in the same boat now," Carol Moore says. "The motorhome was sold for just over £27,000 but we were being told we would be getting £32,000 so something doesn’t add up. Other customers have been to the police but have been told it is a civil matter. We are all in limbo and are absolutely sick to the stomach over this.”

The company's attorney says a court petition to dissolve the 20-year-old business is still being processed.