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 Winneago, Jayco, Forest River

Mon Nov 21, 2016

146522869396754.jpgWinnebago Industries has recalled 816 of the 2017 Winnebago View and Itasca Navion motorhomes built between March 21 and Sept. 15. The affected vehicles may have loose driver and front passenger seat mounting bolts, possibly allowing the seats to detach from the mounting pedestals, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

If the seat detaches from the pedestal, it can increase the risk of injury and crash.

Winnebago dealers will tighten the seat mounting bolts to the proper specification, free of charge. No schedule for the recall has been set.

Jayco, Inc. has recalled 56 of the 2017 Jay Sport camping trailers, model 12SC, built between Sept. 14 and Oct. 3. The labels on the vehicles incorrectly state that the vehicle is equipped with ST175/80R13D tires requiring 65 PSI, when the vehicle actually is equipped with tires requiring 50 PSI.

If the tires are inflated to the specifications listed on the label, the tires could be over inflated, increasing the risk of tire failure and a crash.

Jayco will be providing owners with a corrected label, free of charge. The recall began on Nov. 1.

Newmar Corp. has recalled 51 of the 2017 Dutch Star, Mountain Aire, London Aire, Essex and King Aire motorhomes built between May 12 and Sept. 22. The throttle circuit wires on the vehicles may not have been twisted to cancel out electromagnetic interference. As a result, the interference may cause the signal to be higher or lower than intended, increasing the risk of a crash.

Newmar and Spartan Motors dealers will install an overlay harness with twisted wires, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Jan. 2, 2017.

Highland Ridge RV has recalled 61 of the 2016 Highlander travel trailers, model 31RGR, built between May 26 and Sept. 24. The vehicles are equipped with certain aluminum black ladders that have retractable hinges, each with a welded top hat that can separate from the hinge. If it separates while in use, the ladder may fall from the vehicle, increasing the risk of injury.

Highland Ridge dealers will install six repair brackets, free of charge. No date for the recall has been set.

Forest River, Inc. has recalled 22 of the 2016 Rockport cargo box trucks built between Dec. 8, 2015 and May 31, 2016. Pulling the rear ramp in and out could cause electrical connections on the fuel sending unit to be damaged, resulting in the loss of fuel pressure.

Forest River also has recalled 115 of the 2017 Vibe Trailers built between Sept. 20 and Oct. 20. The outside of the kitchen stove may have been connected to a 12-volt D.C. positive circuit, potentially shocking any user who touches it.

Forest River has additionally recalled 111 of the 2016-17 Riverstone Legacy fifth wheel recreational trailers built between Oct. 7-18. The spare tire and rim combination on the vehicles may be incompatible with the disk-brake hubs, preventing the rim from mounting flat and flush to the hub face.