RVIA Economic Impact Study

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 .

Triple E and Forest River Headline Weekly Recalls

Mon Aug 22, 2016

Triple E Recreational Vehicles has recalled 15 of the 2016-17 Unity RVs, models U24TB and U24IB, that were built between March 1 and June 9.

On the affected vehicles, the Truma propane water heater line may be damaged from items moving within the lower storage compartment, that could cause the line to rupture and propane gas to leak out.

Triple E will notify owners, and dealers will re-position the protective cleat for the gas line, free of charge, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall began on Aug. 15.

Forest River, Inc. is recalling four of the 2017 Rockwood and Flagstaff trailers that were built between July 8-11. The vehicles are equipped with a placard that incorrectly gives the tire size as ST225/75R15D with a tire pressure of 50 PSI.

Instead, the tires should be maintained at 65 PSI. As such, if the tires run at a low pressure, they could overheat and fail, increasing the risk of a crash.

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will provide a corrected placard, free of charge. The recall will begin on Sept. 16.

Additionally, Forest River also is recalling 132 of the 2017 Coachmen Freedom Express RVs, models FET28SE, FET282BHDS, FET282BHDSLE, FET281RLDS, FET281RLDSLE, FET29SE< FET292BHDS and FET292BHDSLE, that were built between May 16 and July 19.

On the affected vehicles, there may be insufficient space between the slideroom driveshaft and the driver's side tires, which could cause the tires to rub.

A remedy plan has not yet been determined, but it is expected to begin on Sept. 16.