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 Partners with Indy Champion

Thu May 23, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155862633051709.pngThor Industries Inc. announced a partnership with Takuma Sato, professional IndyCar driver and winner of the 2017 Indy 500. While at the track throughout the 2019 IndyCar Series, Sato will live in a Thor Motor Coach 2020 Palazzo 36.3 Luxury Motorhome. The luxury coach allows the former Formula 1 driver to control his environment while at the track, serving as sanctuary for his physio and pre-race rituals and improving focus before races.

Including a stop at the Indy 500 this Sunday, the Thor Motor Coach unit will travel with Sato through the below dates:

● May 26 - The 103rd Indianapolis 500
● June 1 - Streets of Detroit - Race 1
● June 2 - Streets of Detroit - Race 2
● June 8 - Texas Motor Speedway
● June 23 - Road America
● July 14 - Streets of Toronto
● July 20 - Iowa Speedway
● July 28 - Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
● August 18 - Pocono Raceway
● August 24 - World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway

“We are thrilled to partner with Takuma as a way to bring together one of the best brands in the RV industry and the world of racing,” said Thor CEO Bob Martin. “With Takuma’s personal enthusiasm for RVing, it’s an honor to have him use a Thor Motor Coach unit as a way to prepare for each high stakes race.”

Currently residing in Indianapolis, Sato is a Japanese-born driver who has spent nine years racing in the IndyCar Series and seven years racing in Formula 1. Currently, he races for the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team.

“It is great to have a world leader like Thor helping me to prepare the perfect race winning environment,” Sato says. “It is fantastic to partner with an Indiana company like Thor Industries.”