The RV industry is slowing down after 10 years of growth

Jun 18, 2019 | Member News | By Megan Barber


Cruise down long desert highways or up mountain passes this summer and you’ll see RVs of all shapes and sizes, everything from teardrop trailers to Class A homes. But understanding the economic impact of the RV Industry can be harder to grasp.


A study recently released by the RV Industry Association quantifies that contribution, reporting that in 2018, the RV industry overall contributed $114 billion to the U.S. economy. That includes money generated by RV manufacturers and supplies, campgrounds, and RV sales and service. But one of the key metrics of the report—new RVs manufactured in 2018—shows that the industry is slowing.