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 FMCA Seminars Will Address Toilet, Sanitation Systems

Tue Mar 13, 2018
Author: RV News staff

152095792689396.jpgThetford wants to know if you are ready for some potty talk. If you answered yes, and you’re attending the Family Motor Coaching Association Rally in Perry, Georgia, later this week, you’re in luck.

Paula Pacholke-Dumont, Thetford Corporation’s manager of chemical engineering, will present two informative seminars at FMCA event.

“Potty Time – Straight Talk on RV Toilet & Sanitation System Maintenance” is the subject of Pacholke-Dumont’s presentations that will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the McGill Building and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Beef & Dairy Barn at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter.

“With so many different holding tank products – and some outrageous homebrew concoctions – it’s often difficult for RVers to decide what to use,” she says. “They’re constantly seeking knowledge.

“These seminars discuss the basics of bathroom and holding tank care to help RVers choose the right solutions to keep their RV smelling and working great.”

Pacholke-Dumont’s presentations are only one part of Thetford and Norcold’s traditionally-strong presence at the four-day FMCA Rally, which will be in booths 811 and 813 in the Miller-Murphy Component Area, and will have a service table in the Miller-Murphy lobby. The service table will be open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. for pre-registration of appointments.

In addition, at a variety of times, Thetford and Norcold will be present in an outdoor area located near the West Gate. That’s where RVers will find the company’s easily-recognized, giant inflatable Aqua-Kem bottle and a tent with Pacholke-Dumont (and others), who will answer questions and conduct consumer surveys and sampling, according to the company.

Thetford is the leading supplier of sanitation and refrigeration products for the RV, marine and heavy-duty truck industries. It is a privately-held company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with seven manufacturing facilities in four nations. Its subsidiaries include Norcold of Sidney, Ohio, a leading manufacturer of gas-absorption and AC/DC refrigerator/freezers for the RV, marine and truck markets.