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 .
Tue Sep 11, 2018
Author: RV News Staff
The West Coast’s largest RV Show will start on Oct. 5 at the Fairplex venue in Pomona, Calif. The show, produced by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), will offer more than 1,200 new (2019) RVs of all sorts and sizes on display from more than 17 dealers, including 100 new RVs that will be ready for test drives. This is the only place to see all the new 2019 models from Class A, B, C and travel trailers, to fifth-wheel trailers and toy haulers.
The RVIA says 505,900 units are expected to be shipped to RV dealers by year end, capping nine straight years of growth and resulting in the highest annual total for the RV market. This figure is driven by strong second quarter shipment numbers of 134,502, the third-highest quarterly shipment total in more than 40 years.
The show includes more than 1 million square feet of displays and features a large exhibitor tent featuring numerous accessories and aftermarket products to personalize RVs. In addition, the show offers 40 seminars on a variety of RV-related subjects. There will also be three food courts.
The show will feature several introductions of new units and features.
The Mercedes New Sprinter, which offers an electric drive and a fuel cell will be available after January 2019 from Daimler AG.
The Veracruz Motorhome by Renegade RV is making its first appearance at the show. This Class C with a one-of-a-kind design is loaded with exceptional features and is powered by a 330 HP diesel engine.
The Oliver RV Travel Trailer, nicknamed the “Ollie,” looks like an Airstream, but is made of fiberglass, not metal. This RV is designed to appeal to the new generation of RVers who like solar power, cell phone boosters, bike racks and similar amenities.
“RVers from all over the West Coast mark this show on their calendar every year,” said Tom Gaither, California RVIA Show Director. “There’s no better place to catch the RVing lifestyle bug than this show. It’s the only place all year to check out the products on display from 17 dealers and to shop around to get the best deal on an RV.”