2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

The new RVs Move America Economic Impact Study, released June 3, 2019 at the annual meeting of RVIA, revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supporting nearly 600,000 jobs, contributing more than $32 billion in wages, and paying more than $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes. The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, RVIA chairman, and Onan/Cummins Director of Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care.

For more information on the $114 billion total economic impact and what it includes, click here.

KZ Debuts Customer Care App

Tue Feb 5, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

154938289655495.pngKZ Recreational Vehicles (KZ RV), a subsidiary of Thor Industries Inc., announces a new customer care app that helps simplify servicing.

“RVing is about making memories, but ownership has practical considerations,” KZ President Aram Koltookian says. “The KZ RV app simplifies the journey, delivering what you had in mind when you bought your RV—your time to enjoy.”

Powered by TH2, a technology partnership between Thor Industries Inc. and Tourism Holdings, the KZ RV Togo app, provides smart notifications for maintenance and ownership tasks such as vehicle registration due dates, as well as providing access to digital owners’ manuals and brand-specific updates. Checklists in the app help organize home departure as well as campsite arrival and departure chores. The KZ RV app also integrates with travel planning tool Roadtrippers, and peer-to-peer RV rental app Mighway. Future enhancements will include roadside assistance, how-to guides and more.

“Internet-based living is expanding, especially as younger digital native populations, who have been immersed in technology from birth, discover RVing,” Koltookian says. “They are driving our future. The rest of us, digital immigrants who embraced technology as adults, can’t live without our smart phones either. The KZ RV app is part of the transformation, re-imagining the RV experience. It is indispensable to KZ and Venture RV owners, even if their units aren’t new.”