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 .

Elkhart Supplier Showcase Announced

Thu Sep 14, 2017

146099368760656.jpgThetford and Norcold, RV sanitation and refrigeration vendors, are among 19 industry-leading brands to exhibit at the Elkhart Open House Days, which takes place on Northland Drive in Elkhart, Indiana, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, September 19-20.

Other brands exhibited include ADCO Products, BAL RV Products, Bulldog, Coleman-Mach, Demco Towing Products, Equal-i-zer Hitch and Fastway Trailer Products (Progress Manufacturing), Fleming Sales/Outdoors Unlimited, Icon, Maxx-Air, Outdoors Unlimited, Reese, Suburban, Tekonsha, Torklift International, and Winegard.

A drawing will be held by the exhibitors for a grand prize of a $1,000 cruise gift card, as well as for various other prize items. The exhibitors will also offer lunch and refreshments.

“We’re proud to again partner with an outstanding group of suppliers,” said Brett Motheral, Thetford director of aftermarket sales. “We value dealers and look forward to talking with them about new products, programs and displays that can help make their 2018 profitable.”

Map and event details for the combined exhibit at www.thetford.com/openhouse.