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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 .

Thetford Releases Sanitation Starter Kit

Wed Jan 11, 2017

148415147543391.jpgANN ARBOR, Michigan – Anyone who has ever bought a new RV remembers how it felt… the feeling of anticipation is unforgettable.

Whether new to the lifestyle or seasoned RVers, most quickly realize that to get the most enjoyment out of their new RV, they need to care for and maintain it in the best possible way. For these RVers, Thetford is introducing its Sanitation Starter Kit, a nine-piece kit that gives them everything they need to get going.

“The Starter Kit is a great way for Dealers to help RVers, introduce them to the industry’s top sanitation products and get repeat sales,” Thetford Director of Marketing Andy Bialorucki says. "When new RVers try it, they will become satisfied customers.”

Available now for Dealers to order from Distributors, the Kit is made in the U.S.A. It includes a 10-foot premium Titan Sewer Hose with a pre-attached fitting and two End Caps; an 8-pack of Aqua-Kem Toss-Ins; two rolls of Aqua-Soft 2-ply Toilet Tissue; premium, chemical-resistant nitrile gloves; a 16-ounce bottle of ProtectAll All-Surface Care; and a multi-use, 6.5-gallon bucket with a lid.

Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Thetford is the world's leading supplier of sanitation and refrigeration products for the RV, marine and heavy-duty truck industries. It is a privately-held company with seven manufacturing facilities in four nations.

Thetford subsidiaries include Norcold of Sidney, Ohio, America's leading manufacturer of gas-absorption and AC/DC refrigerator/freezers for the RV, marine and truck markets; Tecma, an Italy-based maker of fine-china toilets and powerful waste-transfer systems; and Thetford Europe, which manufactures Spinflo brand high-quality cooking and heating appliances, as well as accessories.