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 .

MARVAC Observing State Parks Centennial

Wed May 15, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155007363480143.pngThe Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) will celebrate the Michigan state parks centennial with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) at a special event on May 18, at Interlochen State Park, in the northwest area of Michigan’s lower peninsula,

“Many Michiganders were introduced to camping and RVing through trips to state parks,” says MARVAC Executive Director Bill Sheffer. “It’s hard not to appreciate the influence our state parks and the DNR have on camping and RVing.”

At the Interlochen event, event participants can take a tour of a new Freedom Express travel trailer, compliments of MARVAC member Vacation Trailer Sales from Benzonia.

“This travel trailer perfectly represents the quintessential idea of going family camping,” says Bill Workman, owner of Vacation Trailer Sales.

Workman says the trailer features a queen size bed and sofa sleepers, can sleep six and comes with a fully-functional bathroom including shower, an interior kitchen and outside camp kitchen.

“This trailer is good for first-time campers, those who are looking to avoid sleeping on the ground, or those who are returning to camping after many years,” Workman says.