2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

RVs Move America infographic

RVs Move America Economic Impact Study was released June 3, 2019 at the RVIA annual meeting.

It revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supports nearly 600,000 jobs, with more than $32 billion in wages, and pays 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.

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.”