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 Introduces Tank Blaster Holding Tank Cleaner

Wed Feb 28, 2018

151983817212251.pngWithout proper maintenance, RV black and grey holding tanks are subject to build ups that can create messy clogs or cause sensor malfunction. Thetford Corporation’s new Tank Blaster uses the power of enzymes to “blast the crud” and leave behind clean tank walls and sensors, according to the company.

“Tank Blaster’s enzymes use the waste in the holding tanks as food and they keep eating the waste, tissue, soap scum and grease until it’s gone,” says Barry Eckel, Thetford’s vice president of sales and marketing.

Tank Blaster’s concentrated enzymatic blend was formulated in Thetford’s dedicated lab by industry-leading chemists, according to the company.

“Our chemical experts also created a proprietary Micro-Foam action that allows Tank Blaster to make better contact with tank walls and provide more complete cleaning,” Eckel says.

Tank Blaster, which has a light cherry scent, works overnight and in hard water—making it easy and convenient for almost all RV owners to use, according to the company. It is sold in a resealable pouch with four single-dose, tear-open pouches of non-dusting granules.

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.