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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 Announces Forest River, Newmar, Jayco Recalls

Mon Oct 31, 2016

146522869396754.jpgForest River, Inc. is recalling 207 of the 2016-17 Coachmen Galleria recreational vehicles built between Oct. 27, 2015 and Aug. 31, 2016. The vehicles have an incorrect Cargo Carrying Capacity Federal placard indicating two seat-belted locations when the vehicle has up to five additional designated seating areas, causing the cargo capacity listed to be inaccurate.

The incorrect cargo capacity information may result in the vehicle being overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash. Forest River will notify owners and dealers will attach a corrected Federal Placard free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on Dec. 5.

Newmar Corporation is recalling 114 of the 2012-17 Canyon Star motor homes manufactured Sept. 7, 2011, to Sept. 6, 2016 and equipped with wheelchair lifts. Incorrect bolts may have been used to install the wheelchair lift base. These bolts may unexpectedly break allowing the lift to move.

Unintentional movement of the wheelchair lift can cause injury to the lift occupant and/or the lift operator. Newmar will notify owners, and Newmar service facilities will replace the wheelchair lift base mounting bolts free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Dec. 12.

Forest River, Inc. is recalling several of the 2016-17 Surveyor recreational vehicles, model ORSVT247BHDS, manufactured from Aug. 10, to Sept. 13. The Federal Placard installed on the vehicles indicate an incorrect tire and rim combination. The Federal Placard states that the trailer is equipped with ST225/75R15D tires with 65 PSI and a rim designation of 15X6.0JJ, when they actually have ST205/75R14C tires with 50 PSI and a rim designation of 14X5.5JJ.

The RV operator may over-inflate the tire based on the information printed on the Federal Placard. Overinflating a tire may lead to premature tire degradation, a tire blowout or reduced handling, increasing the risk of a crash.

Forest River will notify owners and dealers and will provide a corrected Federal Placard, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Dec. 12.

Forest River, Inc. is recalling five 2017 Flagstaff and Rockwood trailers equipped with two air conditioners. There is may be excess slack in the wiring harness used in the air conditioner that contains a heating element.

If the wires are not tied back and properly secured away from the heating element, the wires may contact the heating element, melt and short, increasing the risk of a fire. Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a remedy kit to constrain the wires, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on Dec. 5.

Jayco, Inc. is recalling 81 of the 2017 Jay Sport camping trailers manufactured Mar. 31 to Sept. 30 and equipped with the Baja Option. The inside walls of the tires on the affected vehicles may rub against the wheel wells, possibly resulting in a tire blowout.

A tire blowout may increase the risk of a crash. Jayco will notify owners, and dealers will replace the axle and wheel wells and labels free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Nov. 18.

Forest River, Inc. is recalling 149 of the 2016-2017 Surveyor recreational vehicles, model ORSVT247BHDS, manufactured Aug. 10 to Sept. 13. The Federal Placard installed on the vehicles indicate an incorrect tire and rim combination. The Federal Placard states that the trailer is equipped with ST225/75R15D tires with 65 PSI and a rim designation of 15X6.0JJ, when they have ST205/75R14C tires with 50 PSI and a rim designation of 14X5.5JJ.

The RV operator may over-inflate the tire based on the information printed on the Federal Placard. Overinflating a tire may lead to premature tire degradation, a tire blowout, or reduced handling, increasing the risk of a crash.

Forest River will notify owners and dealers and will provide a corrected Federal Placard free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Dec. 12.