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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 .

Thor Wraps Up Open House, 18 New Floor Plans

Fri Sep 23, 2016

147464694649415.jpgElkhart, Indiana – Dealers across the United States and Canada were able to see the 18 new floor plans that Thor Motor Coach unveiled at the seventh annual Thor Industries Dealer Open House this week.

The Open House included a massive layout of 80 motorhomes, including the ARIA, a new diesel pusher line featuring luxurious interiors and a powerful 360-horsepower Cummins engine.

“We are debuting 18 floor plans,” Thor Motor Coach Director of Marketing Jon Krider says. “And these new floor plans showcase our team’s commitment to being the most innovative motorhome company in the market.”

Here is a list of what dealers were able to see from Thor Motor Coach this week:

New VENETIAN G36 floor plan with electric fireplace and 55-inch TV mid-ship

PALAZZO 36.3 featuring Tilt-A-View Inclining Mechanism on a king bed

TUSCANY diesel motorhomes with new interiors and Rand McNally RV GPS Navigation

AXIS and VEGAS 25.5 floor plan with twin beds that convert to a king bed

New floor plans for GEMINI and COMPASS RUVs, including the 24TX built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

FOUR WINDS and CHATEAU 24F type C motorhome featuring a full-wall slideout

New QUANTUM RQ29 with an exterior galley and TV

New FOUR WINDS and CHATEAU 24FS and 24HL Mercedes-Benz Sprinter floor plans

CITATION SPRINTER and SIESTA SPRINTER 24SV with a dynamic living space

FOUR WINDS and CHATEAU 35SM Super C, built on a Ford F-550 with high-gloss glazed solid wood cabinetry and new front entertainment center

SYNERGY RB24 on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis with twin beds that convert to a king bed

C.E. 30.3 with a retractable 40-inch LED TV and A.C.E. 30.4 with exterior MEGA-Storage

CHALLENGER 37YT, a triple slideout featuring dual vanity bathroom sinks

New HURRICANE and WINDSPORT 35M bath-and-a-half floor plan with expandable sofa and large shower

New MIRAMAR 1 with two full bathrooms and bunk beds