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 .

Forest River Fire Investigation Continues

Thu Mar 14, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

Fire investigators say it may be some time before they determine the cause of Tuesday’s fire that destroyed a Forest River RV plant east of Elkhart, Ind., according to a report by The South Bend Tribune.

Steve Kamp, Elkhart’s assistant fire chief, says investigators could not get into the remains of the large structure on Wednesday due to safety concerns about the possibility of collapsing walls. The factory produced Vibe and Vibe Extreme towable RVs.

No injuries were reported. Forest River has not announced what will happen to displaced workers and whether production will be shifted to other plans.

Several neighboring fire departments assisted the Elkhart Fire Department in battling the blaze.

To see the entire report, click here