U.S. Representatives from Indiana, Florida start RV Caucus

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Reps. Dennis Ross (FL-15) and Jackie Walorski (IN-02) have formed the Congressional Recreational Vehicle (RV) Caucus. The Congressional RV Caucus was created to educate members of Congress on issues that impact the RV industry and highlight the importance of this American tradition for the tourism industry and the economy, according to Ross.

“As a young boy, I traveled the country in the summers with my grandparents in their 1960 Airstream, which I now have and have worked hard to restore to its original beauty. Now as an adult, my wife, Cindy, and I have taken our sons, Travis and Shane, on countless trips by motor home, stopping in each of the 48 continental states,” said Ross. “The RV industry pumps billions of dollars into our economy and encourages families to take advantage of everything our great states have to offer. I’m glad to help start this important caucus that highlights the contributions of the RV industry.”

“In Northern Indiana, Hoosiers are proud to be known as the “RV Capital of the World” as this powerful industry continues to manufacture quality products, create jobs, and enrich American tourism,” said Walorski. “With over 80 percent of North America’s recreational vehicles built in Elkhart and LaGrange Counties, it is critical that this industry remains relevant and continues to produce new products and technologies for recreational vehicles. I am pleased to introduce this caucus alongside Rep. Ross to support the RV industry and ensure its prolonged success for the benefit of American families.”

  • Approximately 8.9 million households across the country own a recreational vehicle (RV).
  • There are more than 12,000 RV-related businesses across the nation, generating a combined annual revenue of more than $37.5 billion.
  • All members of Congress are welcome to join the Congressional RV Caucus.
  • For a member of Congress to join, please contact Kyle Glenn (Kyle.Glenn@mail.house.gov) in Rep. Dennis Ross’s office or Ben Falkowski (Ben.Falkowski@mail.house.gov) in Rep. Jackie Walorski’s office. 

SOURCE: U.S. Representative Dennis A. Ross