2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

The new RVs Move America Economic Impact Study, released June 3, 2019 at the annual meeting of RVIA, revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supporting nearly 600,000 jobs, contributing more than $32 billion in wages, and paying more than $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes. The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, RVIA chairman, and Onan/Cummins Director of Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care.

For more information on the $114 billion total economic impact and what it includes, click here.

Fox & Friends’ Kilmeade Uses RV for Book Tour

Mon Dec 3, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

154385541630926.jpgBroadcaster Brian Kilmeade, best known as a personality on the TV series “Fox & Friends,” has begun using RVs as he tours the country promoting the paperback release of his book, “Andrew Jackson & the Miracle of New Orleans.”

Kilmeade is doing the tour with cooperation from GO RVing and Coachmen RV, a division of Forest River Inc., which arranged for him to use a Coachmen Pursuit for his travels. It was the first RV he’s ever driven.

“I was amazed at how natural it feels” to drive an RV, Kilmeade says, compared to the Chevy Tahoe he uses personally. He says an RV is a superior means of travel compared to the usual book tour regime of red-eye flights and cabs to hotel rooms, during which he sees little of the surrounding countryside. In an RV, “you get to see everything,” he says.

Kilmeade says he particularly enjoys traveling around the country looking at great structures that commemorate U.S. history. On the more practical side, Kilmeade enjoys an RV because it gives him a place to prepare for speeches and to change clothes and unwind a bit after completing public appearances for the day.