Saturday, September 23, 2023



Thor recruiting 5th graders to work on RVs

By Chuck Woodbury
Please forgive for that headline! I just couldn’t resist. No, Thor is not recruiting 5th graders for jobs today but for the future. The idea is to plant the idea in their young brains that instead of dreaming of growing up to be a fireman, nurse or policeman they might consider working in the RV industry.

A representative of the company has been talking to schoolchildren in Elkhart, Indiana, where 80 percent of all RVs are made.

Heck, maybe someday one of those kids will work his or her way up the corporate ladder and lead the company to build the best RVs ever.

If you want to learn more, watch the TV news segment below.

Chuck Woodbury
Chuck Woodbury
I'm the founder and publisher of I've been a writer and publisher for most of my adult life, and spent a total of at least a half-dozen years of that time traveling the USA and Canada in a motorhome.


  1. From what I understand (from this newsletter) Elkhart would do better to keep their existing workers instead of working them in harsh conditions. If your turnover is high, think about fixing the problem instead of recruiting more workers.

  2. Sorry, I just can’t wrap myself around this one. When I was a 5th grader I had no clue (nor did I care) what I was going to do with my life. I would think Thor would be better served hitting the local high school with this pitch. They might possibly get some results from their efforts.

    This is akin to asking 5th graders how we should save the earth.

    • Tommy, I wonder if it has something to do with every 4th grader going to the national parks in that huge promotion. Maybe they figure by the 5th grade they’ll be thinking of having an RV when they grow up to travel to all the NPs. 😉 And, don’t put it past 5th graders to come up with some good ideas to save the earth — they have some excellent ideas. 😀 –Diane at


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