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 .

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.