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 .

TV Show Features Thor Motor Coach

Thu Mar 21, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155138256045000.pngA new TV series features motorhomes built by Thor Motor Coach.

Fun Roads Media Inc. says the first season of its first original series, RV Road Test, will offer a unique perspective ono the RV lifestyle.

“Thor Motor Coach is excited to be working with Fun Roads on RV Road Test,” Jon Krider, vice president of marketing and product development at Thor Motor Coach, says. “Our industry is changing and content like RV Road Test and a broadcast platform like Fun Roads are on the leading edge of that change.”


Fun Roads media says the show has a strong emphasis on how today’s RV technology lets RVers get the most out of their life on the road. The show is available on cable and satellite TV systems and can also be stream.

The 13-episode first season debuted on March 14.

“Fun Roads is pleased to add its first original series to our line up,” Jennifer Ortega, director of programming for Fun Roads,” says. “RV Road Test speaks not only to a new generation of RVers but also those that have been on the road for years.”