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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 Corporation Introduces Aqua-Kem Shotz

Tue Mar 28, 2017

149071615167823.jpgANN ARBOR, Michigan - Building on more than 50 years of product leadership and innovation, Thetford Corporation recently introduced the new Aqua-Kem Shotz, the industry’s first micro-concentrated holding tank deodorant.

Vice President of Sales & Marketing Barry Eckel says that Shotz represents the RV sanitation expert’s ongoing commitment to providing RVers with the highest-quality products possible.

“Aqua-Kem is the industry’s leading deodorant name,” Eckel says. "Shotz is a small – but mighty – micro-concentrated version that takes the name to a new level of convenience.”

RVers simply grab a 2-inch by 2-inch Shotz packet (smaller than Aqua-Kem Toss-Ins) and drop it into the holding tank for powerful waste digestion and odor control.

In response to customer requests, the big news is that Shotz comes in a space-saving jar that’s easy to grip, recyclable and has a wide mouth that makes it easy to dispense the product.

Also featuring a unique eye-catching retail label and a scratch-and-sniff sticker on its lid, the jar holds 24 doses – the largest-ever, single-consumer retail SKU that Thetford has ever made.

“It all adds up to a great product for all RVers, especially frequent users and full-timers,” Eckel says.

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; 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.