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 Industries Partners With Care Camp to Support Kids With Cancer

Tue Jun 12, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

152882080793808.pngThor Industries, in continued partnership with KOA Care Camps, helps bring the joy of adventure and exploration to local children affected by cancer.

On June 12, Thor Industries and Keystone RV employees and managers will travel to Camp Watcha-Wanna-Do near Fort Wayne, Indiana, to facilitate hands-on experience with outdoor adventuring for the campers. Outdoor recreational activities, such as camping, provide a retreat from the frequent hospital visits and doctor appointments.

“Thor Industries has again stepped up to support and donate to KOA Care Camps in its mission to show the ‘Healing Nature of Camping,” says Wade Elliott, KOA Care Camps Chairman.

“Outdoor adventures have the impact to foster friendship, support and connection," says Rick Schutt, Thor Industries Director of Community Engagement. "We are grateful to partner with KOA Care Camps to support their mission to provide opportunities and support for children living with cancer.”

Thor Industries and four of its subsidiaries: Airstream, Keystone RV, Thor Motor Coach, and Jayco will partner with multiple camps supported by KOA Care Camps throughout 2018.

About KOA Care Camps
In 1984 KOA campground owners came together to create the KOA Care Camps. Care Camps raises money to send children with cancer to specialized summer camps throughout North America. At these camps, kids have the chance to experience summer camp with others their age who understand what they’re going through.

About KOA
Kampgrounds of America is the world's largest system of privately held campgrounds with more than 500 locations across US and Canada. It was founded in 1962 and is based in Billings, Montana.

About Thor Industries, Inc.
Thor is the sole owner of operating subsidiaries that, combined, represent the world’s largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles. For more information on the Company and its products, please go to www.thorindustries.com.