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RV Industry: Numbers To Know

Economic Impact


Billion Dollars

The RVs Move America Economic Impact Study revealed the RV industry has an overall annual economic impact to the US economy of $140 billion



Median Age of a New Buyer

The RV Industry Association's latest research into new RV buyers showed the median age has dropped to just 32 years old

2 in 5

2 in 5

Want to Work Remote in an RV

Best of both worlds! 39% of new RV buyers purchased their RV because they wanted a place to stay and explore the outdoors while still having access to their work

Vacation Cost Comparison Study

A new study conducted by an outside, independent firm has found that RV vacations cost much less than other types of vacation travel, even when factoring in fuel prices and the cost of RV ownership. According to the study, commissioned by Go RVing and the RV Industry Association, CBRE Hotels Advisory Group found there are average cost savings of up to 60% for a four-person travel party, while a two-person travel party saves up to an average of 46%, depending on factors such as the type of RV and type of vacation.

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The RV Path to Purchase Journey

From demographics to sources of research to reasons for travel, the profile of prospective and current RV owners is constantly evolving. Go RVing partnered with Ipsos, the global leader in market research, to develop a comprehensive look at the buying process customers go through for their first-time and repeat purchases. Told through an easy-to-follow story about Dan and Rachel, a recently married couple in their late 20s, RV Industry Association members can use these critical insights on what elements of the journey are most impactful to furthering RV enthusiasm and some key recommendation on how companies can enhance the purchase experience and create greater brand loyalty.

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Go RVing RV Owner Demographic Profile

The Go RVing RV Owner Demographic Profile is the most comprehensive study of RV ownership ever conducted, providing deep insights and perspectives on the demographics and ownership habits of RV Owners, Former RV Owners, and RV Intenders. It includes purchase motivations, travel and usage trends, and importance of specific features and accessories across meaningful demographic and generational breakouts. The report also features an RV Owner Segmentation report that identifies seven distinct clusters of RV ownership based on psychographics, hobbies, interests, and usage.

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News & Insights

Research & Data

2022 RV Industry Profile Now Available

The 2022 RV Industry Profile, published by the RV Industry Association, provides a detailed look at RV production and shipment statistics, including historical comparisons of shipment data and unit dollar volume as well as production breakdowns by product type and shipment destination...

May 27, 2023
Education & Training

RV Technical Institute Graduates Give Their Testimonials

The RV Technical Institute is the gold standard when it comes to RV technician training for individuals. With more RVers than ever hitting the road, skilled RV technicians are in high demand. As a result, the RV Technical Institute is working to recruit and train at least 1,200 new RV technicians into the field from outside the RV industry this year (up from last year’s goal of 1,000!)...

May 27, 2023
Industry News

Memorial Day Message From Craig Kirby

As we head into Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer, millions of Americans will celebrate by packing their RV to head off with family and friends to their favorite outdoor destination. As an industry, we will continue to work together to navigate the slowdown from our record-breaking numbers...

May 25, 2023

Reps. Yakym, Titus Introduce Legislation To Fix RV Dealer Floorplan Issue

Today, Congressman Rudy Yakym (IN-02) and Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01) introduced the Travel Trailer and Camper Tax Parity Act. This bill makes a fix to the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act so that RV dealers can fully deduct...

May 24, 2023
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