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 Sep 6, 2016
Forest River, Inc. is recalling 230 of the 2017 Cherokee recreational trailers, models CCKT16BHS, CCKT16FQ and CCKT17CJ, that were built between April 15 and July 28. The affected vehicles may have insufficient clearance between the bottom of the trailer and the top of the tire. During use, the tire may make contact, possibly damaging the tire.
As a result, the tire may deflate, increasing the risk of a crash.
Forest River will notify owners and dalers will install a bolt on the lift kit, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on Sept. 26.