RVIA Economic Impact Study

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 .

Second Supplier Showcase Will Be Bigger and Better

Thu Sep 15, 2016

"Bigger and better” best describes the Second Supplier Showcase at 3104 County Road 6 in Elkhart, Indiana from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sept. 20-21, according to a press release.

Thetford and Norcold, RV sanitation and refrigeration world leaders, are among 18 industry-leading brands – more than double of last year – to attend as part of the Elkhart Open House Days.

Elkhart Open House attendees who plan to stop by can take advantage of a Grand Prize drawing for a $1,000 cruise gift card, as well as giveaways (while supplies last), and lunch/refreshments.

“We’re proud to again partner with an outstanding group of suppliers,” Thetford Director of Aftermarket Sales Brett Motheral says. “We value Dealers – and look forward to talking with them about new programs and displays that can help make their 2017 profitable.”

Other brands include: ADCO Products, BAL RV Products (Norco Ind.), Bulldog, Coleman Mach, Demco Towing Products, Equal-i-zer Hitch and Fastway Trailer Products (Progress Mfg.), Fleming Sales/Outdoors Unlimited, Maxx-Air, Reese, Suburban, Tekonsha, Torklift Int. and Winegard Co.

Dealers seeking additional Supplier Showcase information should call their sales rep from the participating companies and can download a map and event details at: www.thetford.com/openhouse .