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 RV Recalls

Mon Nov 7, 2016

145314454096623.pngSelected RVs manufactured by Forest River, Newmar, and Entegra have been recalled this week, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

Forest River is recalling certain models of the 2017 Cedar Creek manufactured Sept. 8, 2016, to Sept. 19, 2016. The axles installed on these vehicles were incorrectly identified as having a 7,000 pound capacity when they were only rated and designed to carry up to 6,000 pounds.
All affected vehicles have been found at the dealers and are being repaired prior to sale.

Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-593-4000 extension 20209. Forest River's number for this recall is 20-10112016-0255. If necessary, dealers will correct the orientation, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Dec. 23.

Newmar is recalling certain model year 2017 King Aire motorhomes manufactured Jan. 22, 2016, to Oct. 4, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with collision mitigation radar that may have been mounted upside down on the front lower bumper, resulting in decreased performance.

Newmar will notify owners, and dealers will check the orientation of the OnGuard radar. An owner notification letter will not be issued for this campaign. Dealers will replace the axles that are rated for a 7,000 pound capacity.

Owners may contact Newmar customer service at 1-800-731-8300.

Entegra Coach (Entegra) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Cornerstone and Anthem motorhomes manufactured April 7, 2015, to Aug. 18, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with a Tempurpedic Sealy Mattress that may burn quickly when on fire.

Entegra will notify owners, and dealers will replace the Tempurpedic Sealy Mattress with a Sleep Number Mattress, free of charge. The recall began on Nov. 3. Owners may contact Entegra customer service at 1-800-517-9137. Entegra's number for this recall is 9903329.