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 .

Five RV Companies Announce Recalls for Various Issues

Tue Sep 27, 2016

Keystone RV has issued the recall of 51,585 of the 2011-2017 Bullet and Passport recreational trailers. The vehicles have an air conditioner LCD thermostat that may not be properly wired, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

If wired improperly, any damage to it may result in an electrical short, increasing the risk of a fire.

Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will correct the wiring at the control box, free of charge. The recall will begin during the month of September.

Pleasant Valley Teardrop Trailers has recalled 954 of the 2016-17 T@B travel trailers that were built between Oct. 1, 2015 and Aug. 31, 2016 and equipped with a 3-way refrigerator. The rubber gas hose in the refrigerator compartment can rub against the fins, causing the hose to wear and potentially to leak propane.

Pleasant Valley dealers will inspect the hoses, secure and replace any damaged hoses, free of charge. No date for the recall has been set.

Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. has recalled 28 of the 2017 Allegro Open Road vehicles, built between June 7 and Aug. 15. The vehicles have a driver-side wiper arm that may sweep off the edge of the windshield. When trying to return, the arm may break.

Tiffin dealers will replace the driver-side wiper pivot shaft and extending linkage, free of charge. No date for the recall has been set.

Tiffin also has recalled 36 of the 2017 Allegro Bus motorhomes built between April 12 and June 21. The passenger side mirror could move while the vehicle is in motion because of insufficient holding power of the mirror arm swivel mechanism.

Tiffin dealers will install a retrofit kit to secure the passenger mirror swivel arm mechanism free of charge. No date has been set.

Triple E Recreational Vehicles is recalling 24 of the 2016 Unity Motorhomes, model U24X, built between Oct. 15, 2015 and June 16, 2016. The vehicles have a showerhead that can be lowered into the shower pan or sink basin.

If a waste water backup happens, a submerged showerhead could syphon the waste water, possibly contaminating the fresh water supply.

Triple E dealers will install two guide rings to prevent the shower head from lowering into the shower pan or sink basin, free of charge. The recall will begin during the month of September.

Forest River, Inc. is recalling 39 of the 2017 Surveyor recreational trailers, model SVT226RLDS, built between Oct. 9, 2015 and March 16, 2016. The vehicles could be equipped with tires and rims that don't match the information listed on the federal placard.

If the operator over-inflates or puts the wrong size tire on the vehicle, it could cause sudden tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

Forest River owners will provide owners with a corrected federal placard, free of charge. The recall will begin on Nov. 7.

Forest River also is recalling 109 of the 2017 Coachmen Viking trailers, built between May 31 and Aug. 23. The vehicles may be missing wire clip that retains the gas lift roof struts to the mounting bracket. If missing, one side of the roof could drop quickly, detaching from the mounting bracket.

Forest RIver dealers will install a wire clip to secure the strut, free of charge. The recall will begin Oct. 31.