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 Introduces 2020 Super C Motorhomes with Four-Wheel Drive

Thu Jun 27, 2019
Author: RV News

156165034918405.pngThor Motor Coach is debuting its 2020 Super C motorhome line up this summer with four floor plans, two of which offer four-wheel drive. The Omni and Magnitude Class C RVs are built on the Ford F-550 chassis. They have a PowerStroke 6.7-liter diesel engine that provides 750 foot-pound of torque and a towing capacity of 10,000 pounds.

The motorhomes feature a panoramic skylight with an accompanying power shade.They include a standard king-size bed, a large bunk, high-gloss, solid wood cabinetry, a stainless steel refrigerator, a glass shower door and a bedroom USB charging station.

The motorhomes have a 7-inch rear view monitor, aluminum wheels and a Mobileye collision avoidance system. Power management is controlled by the FireFly multiplex wiring system and the Onan 6,000-watt generator.

The four floor plans offered are:
XG32 with theater seating
SV34 with a king-size Tilt-A-View inclining bed and exterior kitchen
BB35 with a king-size bed, bunk beds, two TVs and DVD player, a flip-up kitchen counter and an exterior kitchen.
BH35 with a king-size bed, a bath and a half and a pull-out pantry.

The SV34 and XG32 come with four-wheel drive.

“Our product development and engineering team worked diligently to implement four-wheel drive,” Chris Carter, product manager at Thor Motor Coach, said. “We’re excited to bring light off-road capabilities to our fans who want to launch a boat, have more traction on sandy beaches, or more security during winter driving. Four-wheel drive truly expands the locations and time of year people are traveling.”

Standard this year on Super C RVs is the Winegard® ConnecT™ 2.0 4G LTE Router and WiFi Extender and over-the-air TV/FM antenna.The fully-integrated systems work together for maximum security, faster internet and increased wifi ranges.

Thor Motor Coach has also developed a website with resources for owners such as information about factory-installed components, equipment, manuals and other items. The manufacturer’s new app allows owners to keep track of RV service and maintenance and plan their trips.