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 Sep 12, 2016
Outdoors RV Manufacturing is recalling 140 of its 2015-17 Glacier Peak fifth wheel travel trailers. The affected vehicles have a pin box that may flex resulting in metal fatigue and possible separation of the trailer from the tow vehicle.
The company has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the pin box, reinforcing it if necessary, free of charge, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recall began Aug. 26.
Winnebago Industries also has recalled 3,826 of its 2014-17 Itasca Cambria, 2015-17 Winnebago ERA, Travato, Fuse, Aspect and Vista recreational vehicles and 2015-16 Itasca Sunstar built between May 6, 2014 and April 22, 2016.
The affected vehicles have a power cord connection to the automatic transfer switch that may not be tightened properly.
A loose connection could cause a build-up of heat, increasing the risk of a fire.
Winnebago will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the power cord connection, replacing the ATS box and switch, if necessary, free of charge.
No date for the recall to begin has been set.