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 Visits Schools to Create Awareness of RV Industry

Wed Oct 18, 2017

150039303088058.jpgBRISTOL, Ind. — Some elementary students in northeast Indiana took part in a field trip that came to them.

Thor Motor Coach gave them a close up look at its latest models. The long-term goal is to connect kids with possible careers in RV manufacturing, according to a story by WSBT 22.

Bristol elementary students went on a field trip to their back parking lot. Thor industries brought in several RVs, providing kids a close-up look. The company is working to create a greater awareness about the RV industry.

Its program is part history, current events and economics about RV manufacturing.

“I think the big thing about reaching out to kids, especially at this level, is they don't understand that this is all American-made product,” Thor Motor Coach’s Jon Krider says. “It’s all based right here in their hometown. I don't think kids realize that our whole entire community is kind of built out of this RV industry.”