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 .
Fri Jan 6, 2017
Keystone RV Company has recalled 1,582 of the 2017 Keystone Carbon and Raptor fifth wheel trailers and 2016-17 Fuzion and Dutchmen Voltage fifth wheel trailers. The vehicles have rear cargo door hinges with welds on the hinge pin and hinge plate that may be insufficient. As a result, the top of the door may swing down with more force than normal, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Keystone dealers will replace the ramp dor hinge, free of charge. The recall began Dec. 22.
Jayco, Inc. has recalled 680 of the 2016 Alante and Precept motorhomes built between Aug. 10, 2015 and March 15, 2016. The wiring for the entrance steps may be incorrectly installed, which may cause the steps to unexpectedly retract.
Jayco dealers will inspect the entrance step wiring, correcting it as necessary, free of charge. No date for the recall has been set.
Triple E Recreational Vehicles has recalled 18 of the 2017 Serenity S24CB RVs built between June 1 and Nov. 23. In the vehicles, the circuit wire leading from the coach's power system to the battery is incorrectly connected to a 150-amp fuse. The wire, however, is only rated for a maximum load of 120 amps.
As a result of the overloading, a fire could start. Triple E dealers will correct the wires at the fuse holder, free of charge. The recall will begin in January.