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 .

July RV Shipments Up 11 Percent Over Last Year, Towables Lead Market

Mon Aug 27, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

The RV Industry Association’s July survey of manufacturers found RV wholesale shipments finished at 36,525, an increase of 10.9 percent from the 32,936 units shipped last July.

All towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 32,835 units for the month, an increase of 13.2 percent compared to last July’s towable RV shipment total of 28,996.

Motorhomes ended July with 3,690 shipments to retailers, down (-6.3 percent) compared to last July’s total of 3,940.

Year-to-date wholesale shipments are currently at 308,113 up 6.5 percent compared to this point last year. Towable RVs are up 7.4 percent to 271,337 units. Motorhome shipments are up 0.1 percent to 36,776 units.

Park Model RVs ended the month with 278 wholesale shipments, down (-12.6 percent) compared to last July. Year-to-date, Park Model RVs are down (-4.9 percent) compared to this point last year with 2,423 shipments.

View the following PDF documents for a complete breakdown of numbers.

RV July 18 Summary (PDF)

PMRV July Summary (PDF)

PMRV July 18 Destinations(PDF)