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 .
Thu Oct 20, 2016
ELKHART, Indiana — A security guard at Thor Motor Coach stumbled on an armed burglar early Saturday.
The Elkhart Police Department responded to Thor Motor Coach, 701 County Road 15, at 2:41 a.m. in response to the burglary. A security guard said she was doing a check of the building when someone dressed all in black jumped out from behind a garbage bin, police spokesman Sgt. Chris Snyder says.
The burglar pointed a handgun at the guard and then fled the area.