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RV Camping Has Come A Long Ways As We Stroll Down Memory Lane [View]
Source: Victorville Daily Press
Published: Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
Summary: One of the first production recreational vehicles was the 1921 Ford Model T Kampkar. The actual KampKar was an additional camper body that bolted on a truck chassis in a couple of hours. The unit had a stove, comfortable bed, water tank, and folding table. It seated six and sold for $1,125.

RV Industry Has $4.6 Billion Impact In Elkhart County [View]
Source: The Elkhart Truth
Published: Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
Summary: Nationwide, the RV industry contributed $49.7 billion to the U.S. economy in 2015, according to the RVs Move America Report – completed by the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association and unveiled Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

2015 Was A Strong Year For The RV Industry [View]
Source: WNDU-TV
Published: Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
Summary: 2015 was a pretty good year for the RV industry, and a new economic impact study shows just how good. Almost 44,000 workers are employed at 228 RV manufacturing plants nationwide.

RV Sales Are Booming As Campers Go Glam [View]
Source: The Fiscal Times
Published: Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
Summary: The lure of taking your home on the road is still highly appealing to many Americans, especially to retirees as they enter a new portion of their lives with more free time than ever before. A recent survey by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Age Wave found that nearly a quarter of retirees say that going on an RV trip is very appealing, and low fuel prices make driving a gas-guzzling house on wheels a more economic option.

RVs Rev Up Havasu Economy, Study Shows [View]
Source: Today's News-Herald
Published: Monday, June 6, 2016.
Summary: The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) published “RVs Move America” this week, the first-ever study of the recreation vehicle industry’s economic impact. According to the study, the RV industry contributed $49.7 billion to the U.S. economy in 2015 and provided 289,852 full-time jobs to American workers.

The RV Industry Has Rebounded In A Big And Beautiful Way [View]
Source: The Boston Globe
Published: Friday, June 3, 2016.
Summary: “It’s the best-kept $15 billion secret in America,” said Bob Zagami, executive director of the New England RV Dealers Association.

Couple Call RV-Living A 'Life Change' [View]
Source: Joplin Globe
Published: Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Summary: Industry analyst Richard Curtin projects recreational vehicle shipments will see a year-over-year increase of 2 percent in 2016. The boost would mean the shipment of 381,800 units this year. According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, that number would more than double the industry’s 2009 recession low. For Allen and Mary Anglin, RV living is a lifestyle. The couple, 76 and 73, respectively, have been living in an RV full time for 17 years after reaching retirement age and deciding to sell their home, opting for the open road. Mary Anglin said the reasons are pretty simple.

RV Leaders Give Obama Partial Credit For Elkhart's Reversal [View]
Source: South Bend Tribue
Published: Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Summary: The recreational vehicle industry was in a rut when President Barack Obama visited Elkhart in 2009, but it has gradually climbed out and is now on track for a record-breaking year. Obama gave a nod to the industry’s success on Wednesday during his speech at Concord High School in Elkhart. After alluding to how the unemployment rate in Elkhart County dropped from nearly 20 percent in 2009 to about 4 percent today, he credited the RV industry for playing a key role. “The auto industry just had its best year ever, and the RV capital of the world is doing its part. The industry is set to ship nearly 400,000 RVs this year, which will be an all-time record," Obama said.

How Elkhart Became The RV Capital Of The World [View]
Source: Inside INdiana Business
Published: Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Summary: Today we all know Elkhart, Indiana as the RV Capital of the World. More than 80 percent of global RV production is based throughout the region. That means that if you see an RV rolling down the road anywhere in the world, chances are that it was built with the craftsmanship and dedication of Hoosiers.

As President Obama Visits Elkhart, Indiana, "The RV Capital," Recreation Vehicle Industry Impacts Entire U.S. Economy [View]
Source: Yahoo Finance
Published: Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
Summary: The RV market is benefiting from increasing demand from baby-boomers, as well as millennials and GenXers. Innovative designs at all price points and an increased interest in active, outdoor adventures is also capturing an expanding market and continuing to boost sales. Continued modest gains in jobs, incomes and household wealth, and relatively low levels of inflation, unemployment, and interest rates, are additional factors influencing the favorable RV outlook.

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