There is a fundamental change happening in the way Americans travel, work, and live. More and more people are choosing RVs as their preferred option for travel as they prioritize spending time in the great outdoors and embracing the freedom that comes with RVing.
Just how much the RV industry has grown is captured in the new RVs Move America Economic Impact Study, produced by the RV Industry Association. The study revealed that the RV industry has an overall annual economic impact to the US economy of $140 billion, supporting nearly 680,000 jobs, and paying more than $48 billion in wages. This is a 23% increase in economic output in the past three years.
The $140 billion total annual RV industry economic impact includes:
- $73.7 billion generated by RV manufacturers and suppliers
- $35.7 billion by RV campgrounds and related travel
- $30.5 billion by RV sales and service activities
In addition to the economic impact, the RV industry pay $13.6 billion in federal, state, and local taxes.
The RVs Move America Economic Impact Study includes all companies involved in the manufacture, sale, rental, repair, storage, and service of RVs, as well as in the aftermarket industry, financing, and insurance of RV purchases. The economic impact of campgrounds and trip spending during RV travel is also captured in the report.
The map below provides detailed information about the economic contributions generated by the U.S. recreation vehicle industry. To see how the industry creates jobs in your state or congressional district, use the dropdown boxes below to generate your local economic impact!