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 .
Tue Jul 19, 2016
BATON ROUGE — A Louisiana couple is Forest River, Inc. along with multiple other companies, alleging sale of a defective vehicle, for damages of more than $88,000.
Layton Wayne Thibodeaux, Jr. and Angela Lynn Thibodeaux filed a lawsuit June 27 in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against Forest River, Inc. SRVJH and U.S. Bank NA, alleging violation of the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act.
According to the complaint, on Sept. 11, 2014, Layton and Angela Thibodeaux bought a new 2015 Forest River Forester from Southern RV. However, the suit says, the vehicle was defective in materials and workmanship within the warranty periods. The defects substantially impaired the Forester's use, value and safety, the lawsuit states.