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 .

Registration Opens Soon for Escapees Gathering 2019

Tue Aug 28, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

153546977795241.pngEscapees RV Club’s annual rally, Escapade, takes place March 17 through 22, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona. The biggest gathering of Escapees members each year, 2019’s event guarantees ample opportunities for education, socialization, and entertainment.

Each Escapade brims with seminars, panel discussions, campfire chats, socials, activities, and so much more for RVers of all ages. What started as a small gathering of 24 families in 1979 has grown to host 900+ rigs and thousands of members and visitors in it’s 40-year history.

SKPs (a fond nickname for Escapees members) look forward to this opportunity to come together and reconnect, to share knowledge and often a drink or two.

“We’re already looking forward to seeing our many SKP friends there,” says Jim Tidball, SKP #97596. As an attendee and volunteer of many years, Tidball has experienced Escapade from multiple perspectives. Dedication from members like the Tidballs is what makes this event such a success.

Though RV education is a key component of each Escapade, it is the feeling of community and friendship that encourages repeat attendees. Marianne Edwards, founder of Boondocker’s Welcome and popular presenter at Escapade, says “We left feeling enriched in many other unexpected ways: we felt part of the sharing and caring that are the principals Escapees RV Club was founded on.”

Registration for the 2019 event opens on Sept. 4. For more information and to register, visit HERE.