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 Sep 6, 2018
Author: RV News Staff
Fort Worth-based Regency RV has acquired National Traveller, a Class B motorhome line previously built by Dolphin Motor Coach.
"We are excited to add the National Traveller brand to our company," said Wayne Davis, CEO of Regency RV. "The unit will complement our current motorhome offerings and allow us to provide an innovative, luxurious and high-quality vehicle to all Class B segments."
The market for Class B Motorhomes has been strong the past several years, growing at a 30 percent rate in 2017 and up 33 percent in 2018.
Regency RV currently builds the Xalta, a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter based Class B motorhome, the newly introduced Ultra Brougham, a Sprinter based B-Plus and the Concept One, a Class B motorhome. The National Traveller was created with the same focus and direction as Regency and will continue to be manufactured in its current facility located in Elkhart, Ind.
Dolphin Motor Coach will continue to support its Dolphin brand.
Regency RV will be exhibiting all its new products at the 2018 Elkhart Open House, Sept. 24-28 on Executive Parkway in Elkhart, Ind.