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 Motor Coach Introduces New Windsport 31Z

Tue Dec 20, 2016

148225363640915.jpgElkhart, Indiana – Thor Motor Coach has introduced the new Windsport 31Z floor plan to dealers earlier this month at the RVIA National RV Trade Show. The 31Z offers a spacious living area with opposing double slideouts, the first in the Windsport 2017 line-up. The 31Z is packed with high-end amenities such as solid surface kitchen countertops, leatherette fabrics and high-sheen cabinetry.

The 31Z features a walk-around Denver Mattress queen size bed in the bedroom and is easily accessible on both sides. Extra places to rest are available with the sofa bed, Dream Dinette booth, and drop-down overhead bunk with a Cotton Cloud mattress that can support up to 500 pounds.

In addition to the impressive interior living space, the exterior of the 31Z demands attention. The innovative MEGA-Storage compartment in the rear of the RV is large enough to hold full size bicycles and plenty of camping gear. With the exterior 32-inch LED TV and exterior speakers tied to the Bluetooth coach radio, entertaining outside can be made easier.

Additional Windsport 31Z features:

Ford F-53 motorhome chassis
6.8-liter Triton V10 engine with 320-HP and 460 lb.-ft. torque
Automatic hydraulic leveling jacks
Dash workstation with 110-volt and 12-volt outlets
8,000-pound trailer hitch
40-inch LED TV in the living room and 32-inch LED TV in the bedroom
Black tank flush system
1000-watt inverter
Rapid Camp Wireless Control System
Optional 50-amp service, dual 13,500 BTU air conditioners and Onan RV 5500 gas generator package

For more information, visit thormotorcoach.com/windsport.