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 .

California Approves Proposed Fuel Fill Amendments

Fri May 3, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155689534323085.pngRVIA says the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved proposed amendments on fuel fill pipe requirements that will directly impact motorhome and chassis manufacturers.

These amendments introduce a new performance leak standard and additional dimensional specifications for new fill pipe designs. CARB is currently attempting to determine if the additional conforming modifications to the regulation are appropriate.

After holding a 15-day comment period last month, CARB issued a second 15-day notice, which requests comments on proposed modifications to the fill pipe specification amendments that were considered by the board last fall. In the second 15-day notice, modifications are proposed to limited portions of the original proposal.

Comments on the latest 15-day notice are due May 9.

For more information, contact RVIA’s Director of Government Affairs Mike Ochs at mochs@rvia.org.