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 .

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.”