The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.
Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .
Wed Jul 27, 2016
Thor Motor Coach is seeing summer sales heat up with the 2017 line-up of Recreational Utility Vehicle (RUV) motorhomes.
RUVs continue to draw new people to the RV lifestyle and eliminate the shortcomings of a traditional SUV by providing a fully-functional living environment with a kitchen, living room, bathroom and sleeping areas in a 25-foot or less package, according to a press release.
The Axis and Vegas have been the talk of the RV industry since their debut. Consumers can see new interior decors from top to bottom, including the cabinetry, flooring, countertops and kitchen backsplash. Standard features this year include the bedroom and exterior television, a 12-volt attic fan with vent cover, and LED lighting in the step well and bedroom reading lights.
The Compass and Gemini motorhomes, the newest members of Thor Motor Coach’s RUVs, receive more options to choose from this year such as the exterior 32-inch LED TV. Consumers also get to look at two floor plans with the addition of the 23TB. Built on a Ford Transit diesel chassis, these models are compact and easy to drive, and provide a heightened benefit of maneuverability and greater fuel efficiency.