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 .
Fri Dec 21, 2018
Author: RV News Staff
Eagle One, a $300,000, 38-foot 2006 Georgetown motorhome, is a shrine to the Philadelphia Eagles National Football League team and a passion of its owner Patrick Moeller, a real estate developer from Long Beach Island, N.J. After eleven years and more than 125,000 miles used exclusively to travel to Eagles games both home and away, Moeller has donated the Eagle One motorhome to the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum in Elkhart, Indiana.
"We cannot express our gratitude enough to Patrick and his family for thinking of us when they decided to retire Eagle One," RV/MH Heritage Foundation President Darryl Searer says.
Eagle One is a monument to Moeller's passion as well as to the Philadelphia Eagles. Every piece of leather, fabric, tile, woodwork and carpet are marked with the Eagles insignia and colors. Patrick had to get the team's permission to use the team's logo and colors. It also has five plasma TVs, an Xbox for the kids and a deep fryer for doughnut-making. The motorhome sleeps six and has three slideouts, increasing the interior capacity to about 20 people. The interior walls are adorned with the autographs of NFL stars who have visited Eagle One, such as Stewart Bradley, Jon Runyan, Reggie Brown and Brent Celek.
It had always been Moeller's intention to donate Eagle One to charity once his quest had ended, and he believed that RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum would be the ideal beneficiary.
"Patrick's donation is a major addition to our museum and will undoubtedly become a major attraction for both RVers as well as football fans," Searer says.
For more information on Eagle One and the Moeller family's story, click here.