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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 .

Five Manufacturers Recall More than 9,000 RVs for Ladder Issues

Tue Dec 6, 2016

146522869396754.jpgKeystone RV Company has recalled 6,252 of the 2015-16 Carbon, Fuzion, Impact, Raptor and Dutchmen Voltage toy hauler fifth wheels that are equipped with aluminum black ladders. The ladders have retractable hinges, each with a welded top hat that can separate from the hinge, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If it separates, the ladder may fall from the vehicle, increasing the risk of crash and injury.

Keystone dealers will install a hinge brace over the back of the existing hinges, free of charge. The recall began Nov. 29.

Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC have recalled 2,045 of the 2015-16 Cyclone travel trailers built between July 6, 2014 to Sept. 29, 2015 and the 2015-16 Road Warrior and 2016 Torque trailers built between July 18, 2014 and Sept. 30, 2015. The trailers also have the black aluminum ladders that could separate from the hinge.

Heartland dealers will install the hinge braces over the back of the existing hinges, free of charge. The recall began Nov. 28.

DRV Suites have recalled 15 of the 2015-16 Full House trailers, models JX450, LX450, LX455 and TX500, built between Oct. 31, 2014 and Aug. 20, 2015. The trailers also have the black aluminum ladders that could separate from the hinge.

DRV dealers will install the hinge braces free of charge. The recall began in November.

Cruiser RV has recalled 499 of the 2015-16 Stryker toy haulers built between June 12, 2014 and Aug. 27, 2015 for the same black aluminum ladder issue.

Cruiser dealers will install the hinge braces free of charge. The recall began in November.

KZ RV has recalled 318 of the 2015 Venom, Inferno, Sportsmen, Sportster, MXT and SportTrek trailers built between July 1, 2014 and Aug. 31, 2015 for the same black aluminum ladder issue.

KZ dealers will install the hinge braces free of charge. The recall began in November.

Keystone RV Company also has recalled 127 of the 2017 Cougar fifth wheels, models 245RLSWE, 268RLSWE, 281RDIWE, 283RETWE and 284RDBWE, built between Aug. 2 and Oct. 28. During installation, the propane gas cross tube manifold that connects the propane cylinders may have contacted the fasteners for the floor decking.

The contact could result in a propane leak, which in the presence of an ignition source, can increase the risk of a fire.

Keystone dealers will replace the manifold free of charge. The recall began Nov. 15.

Entegra Coach has recalled 177 of the 2017 Aspire, Anthem, Cornerstone and Insignia motorhomes built between April 15 and Oct. 25. The throttle circuit wires on the vehicles may not have been twisted to cancel out electromagnetic interference, which could cause the throttle signal to be higher or lower than intended.

Unintended deceleration or acceleration can increase the risk of a crash.

Spartan Chassis service centers will install an overlay harness with twisted wires free of charge. The recall began Nov. 29.