2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

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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 Upgrades 2020 Class A Diesels

Wed Jun 26, 2019
Author: RV News

156148274999441.pngThor Motor Coach has redesigned its Class A diesel motorhomes for 2020.

The Palazzo motorhomes (pictured) continue to sell with higher-end diesel features at a more affordable price, according to the company. Thor Motor Coach continues to invest in the model by updating the interior design to keep up with color and style trends. It has also added safety features, such as the Bird's Eye window to the Palazzo.

The Aria motorhomes have four new full-body paint packages. The interior features a power drop-down bunk bed. The Aria also has a Winegard ConnecT 2.0 4G/WIFI antenna, a 2,000-watt pure-sine wave inverter, a tankless water heater and hardwood cabinets.

Thor made the biggest changes for 2020 to its Venetian motorhomes. The manufacturer is building the new B42 on a Freightliner tag-axle chassis. The Venetian now features a 30-inch entry step, three air conditioners, a 10,000-watt generator, Aqua-Hot heating, six house batteries, an electric water hose, power cord reels, Girard patio awnings, a keyless entry system and a push-button start.

The Tuscany motorhomes now feature heated porcelain-tile flooring, wooden heat register covers, farmhouse-style stainless steel kitchen sinks and other interior upgrades.

Thor Motor Coach diesels also have multiplex wiring systems.

“Accessibility is just as important as luxury,” Jon Krider, vice president of product development and marketing, said. “Our multiplex operates virtually everything in the coach, including the generator, patio awning, lights, slideouts, heating and air conditioning, emergency management system, all from various locations.”

For more information, click here.