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 .

Weekly Recalls Include REV Group, Forest River, Newmar, Others

Mon Nov 14, 2016

146522869396754.jpgThe REV Recreation Group has recalled 366 of the 2015-16 Holiday Rambler Vacationer motorhomes. The affected vehicles have a front truss that may not be adequately supported at the attachment points, allowing any wire harnesses or hydraulic lines routed between the truss and its supporting framework to be pinched or crushed, according to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

A damaged wire harness could cause an electrical short, while a damaged hydraulic line could leak fluid. Either conditions could result in a fire.

REV dealers will install additional steel to support the front truss and inspect the hydraulic hoses and electrical wiring, relocating them if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Nov. 30.

Forest River, Inc. has recalled 156 of the 2017 Dynamax Isata motorhomes, models ISC24FWM, ISC24RWM, ISC35DBD and ISC36DSD, built between May 19 and Oct. 19. The vehicles may be missing a securing cable tie on the rubber grommet for the copper liquid propane gas line, which could allow liquid propane to enter the cabin.

Forest River dealers will inspect the grommet and install a cable tie, as necessary free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Dec. 19.

Newmar Corp. has recalled 42 of the 2017 London Aire, Essex and King Aire motorhomes built between Dec. 9, 2015 and Sept. 26, 2016. The hydraulic entry step controller may not be functioning as designed and could allow the steps to retract unexpectedly.

If that happens while someone is using the steps, it could increase the risk of a fall and an injury.

Newmar dealers will inspect the steps and update the controller software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Dec. 19.

Newmar also has recalled 19 of the 2017 Dutch Star and Ventana motorhomes, built between May 17 and Sept. 27. The wardrobe slide out motor may have been installed without having a brake.

If the slide out motor doesn't have a brake installed, the slide out box could extend unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

Newmar dealers will inspect the motor and replace it if necessary, free of charge. The recall will begin Dec. 19.

Jayco, Inc. will be recalling 30 of the 2017 Eagle fifth wheel trailers, model 355 MBQS, built between Oct. 7-11. The vehicles may have an axle of insufficient load capacity, increasing the risk of excess tire wear and tire failure.

All of the affected trailers have been quarantined at dealers, therefore, no notification letters will be sent. Jayco dealers will replace the 6,000-pound capacity axle with a 7,000-pound capacity axle, including new rims and tires, free of charge.

Starcraft RV is recalling 94 of the 2017 AR-ONE trailers, model 28R, built between March 1 and Aug. 5. The vehicles have incorrect information on the federal placard and cargo carrying capacity labels, possibly resulting in the vehicle being overloaded.

Starcraft will provide corrected placards and labels free of charge. The recall began Nov. 3.