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 .

NHTSA Recalls Include Winnebago, Grand Design and Keystone RVs

Mon Oct 24, 2016

146522869396754.jpgWinnebago has recalled 3,118 of the 2016-17 Winnebago Winnie Drop, Micro Minnie, Minnie Plus, Spyder, Scorpion, Destination, Instinct and Voyage travel trailers built between Nov. 9, 2015 and Sept. 6, 2016.

The weight label on each of the affected vehicles lists the fresh water capacity in gallons, when it should be stated in pounds.

Winnebago dealers will replace the incorrect labels with corrected ones, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Nov. 14.

Newmar Corp. has recalled 12 of the 2017 Newmar King Aire, Essex, London Aire and Mountain Aire motorhomes built between May 12 and Aug. 23 on Spartan Motors chassis.

The affected vehicles have a power steeering pump that may have an occasional loss of output power, that could result in the loss of power steering assist.

Spartan Motors dealers will replace the power steering pump, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Dec. 4.

Newmar also has recalled seven of the 2015 Dutch Star motorhomes built between July 24, 2014 and Sept. 10, 2014 built on a Freightliner Custom chassis.

In the affected vehicles, the brake activation signal to certain towed devices may not deactivate when the motorhome service brakes are released.

Freightliner dealers will modify the affected pedal assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Dec. 5.

Grand Design RV has recalled 480 of the 2015-17 Reflection recreational trailers, model 357BHS and 367BHS, built between Nov. 12, 2014 and Sept. 22, 2016.

The vehicles have an incorrect Gross Axle Weight Rating on the Federal label, stating a GAWR of 7,000 pounds, when the correct label should be 6,400 pounds.

Grand Design dealers will install a corrected label free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Oct. 24.

Keystone RV has recalled 84 of the 2017 Dutchmen Coleman recreational trailers, models 1805RB, 3025RE, 2305QB, 3015BH, 262BH and 2605RL, built between Sept. 15 and Sept. 27.

The wiring in the power center may be loose and some wires may be frayed.

Keystone dealers will inspect the wiring in the power center, correcting it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on Oct. 17.