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 to Debut Culinary Collection at RVX

Mon Mar 11, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155128114798042.pngThetford Corporation will introduce The Culinary Collection, the company’s first induction cooktops, at RVX: The RV Experience in Salt Lake City this week.

“Induction cooktops are a growing product category in the cooking industry,” Noel Dolan, Thetford’s director of product strategy, says. “The Culinary Collection will be a great fit for RVers who desire the control and convenience of induction cooking.”

The power and precision of induction cooking comes from an electromagnetic field below the glass cooktop surface that transfers current directly to magnetic cookware, causing it to heat up. Thetford offers both single and dual induction cooktops. The company says both models offer easy-to-use temperature controls, with a range of 120°F – 450°F, the largest temperature range and the lowest simmer temperature available in the RV marketplace.

Other features include:
• Contemporary black glass cooking surface
• Electronic glass touch controls
• 4-digit LED Display
• 180-minute timer
• Countertop or flush installation
• Childproof lock
• Auto pan detection


“The theme of RVX is to focus on the many different kinds of people who are RVers,” Dolan says. “For those who like to cook, the culinary collection is a great compliment to Thetford’s suite of kitchen products.”