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 .
Mon Aug 15, 2016
Four RV manufacturing companies have issued recalls for certain of their models because of various issues. The four manufacturer lines that are issuing recalls include the following:
Tiffin Motorhomes is recalling 10,351 of the 2007-11 Allegro, Allegro Bus, Phaeton and Zephyr motorhomes, 2007-10 Allegro Bay motorhomes and 2010-11 Allegro Breeze motorhomes. In the affected vehicles, the windshield wiper arm may break off, reducing driver's visibility.
Tiffin will notify the owners and dealers will replace the wiper blade arms free of charge. No date for the recall has been set.
Winnebago Industries has recalled 262 of the 2017 Winnebago View and Itasca Navion motorhomes that were manufactured between Nov. 16, 2015 and June 23, 2016.
In the vehicles, the grommet around the liquid propane line may not be properly sealed to prevent carbon monoxide from entering the living quarters.
Winnebago dealers will apply sealant to the grommet opening to seal the LP line, free of charge. The recall began Aug. 5.
Newmar Corporation is recalling 77 of the 2017 Dutch Star, Mountain Aire, London Aire, Essex and King Aire motorhomes built between Dec. 4, 2015 and July 5, 2016.
The vehicles have front fascia wood trim that may separate from the slide out. If that happens and contacts the driver or passenger, the loss of vehicle control may happen.
The recall is expected to begin Sept. 3 and dealers will secure the trim with screws, free of charge.
Forest River is recalling 72 of the 2016-17 Surveyor recreational trailers, model SVT226RLDS, manufactured between Oct. 9, 2015 and June 9, 2016.
The vehicles have a Federal placard that incorrectly classifies them as school buses. It could cause the vehicle to be overloaded.
The recall is expected to begin Sept. 16. Dealers will replace the incorrect placard with a corrected one, free of charge.