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 .

Thor, Starcraft and Gulfstream Among Weekly Recall List

Tue Jan 3, 2017

146522869396754.jpgStarcraft RV has recalled 125 of the 2017 Comet, Satellite, Launch and Autumn Ridge mini trailers built between June 21 and Nov. 18. The federal labels on the vehicles may state incorrect tire and rim sizes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Starcraft has mailed corrected labels to the affected owners free of charge. The recall began Dec. 22.

Thor Motor Coach has recalled 209 of the 2016-17 Outlaw motorhomes, models 37BG, 37LS, 37RB, 38RE and 38RF, built between Jan. 13 and Dec. 8. The vehicles have rear cargo door hinges with welds that may be inadequate for securing the hinge pin to the hinge plate.

Thor dealers will inspect the hinge weld thickness, replacing the hinge as necessary, free of charge. The recall will begin Feb. 8.

K-Z RV is recalling 262 of the 2016-17 Venom and Durango Gold toy haulers and fifth wheel trailers built between Jan. 11 and Dec. 2. The vehicles also have the rear cargo door hinges that may have insufficient welds.

K-Z dealers will inspect the weld thickness and replace the rear door hinges if necessary, free of charge. The recall began Jan. 1.

DRV Luxury Suites has recalled 26 of the 2017 Full House recreational trailers, models JX450, LX410, LX450 and LX455, built between Aug. 29 and Nov. 30. The trailers may have the same rear cargo door hinges and insufficient welds.

DRV dealers will inspect the weld thickness and replace the hinge if necessary, free of charge.

Gulf Stream Coach, Inc. has recalled nine of the 2017 B Touring Cruiser motorhomes, model 5210, built between May 16 and July 15. The certification label on the vehicles may contain incorrect front and rear Gross Axle Weight Rating and Gross Vehicle Weight Rating information.

Gulf Stream owners will provide a certification label free of charge. No date for the recall has been set.