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 Announces Contest Prize Winners

Wed Jan 17, 2018

151622661748802.pngThetford recently gave away three $500 Visa Gift Cards – as well as five popular Polar Bear Plush Toys – to commemorate the launch of Norcold’s great new line of Polar refrigerators, according to a press release from the Ann Arbor, Michigan firm.

“We had a great response to our contest,” said Barry Eckel, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Thetford. “We’re looking forward to helping everyone enjoy a successful 2018.”

Visa Gift Cards winners were:

• Jason Cook, Parts Manager, Colerain RV, Cincinnati, OH
• Dave Ponsler, GM, Phoenix Cruiser, Elkhart, IN
• Lynn Harvey, GM, Wilkins RV, Cleveland, NY

Stuffed Polar Bear winners included:
• Nicki Manning, Sales Consultant, Walnut Ridge RV, New Castle, IN
• Adam Gleiser, Cowder RV Center, Johnson City, Tenn.
• George Bennett, Owner, May’s RV, Lewisville, TX
• Patti Larson, Nevada Mobile RV Service, Minden, NV
• Mary O’Quin, Secretary, Poplarville Camper Sales, Poplarville, MS


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.