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 .

NHTSA Recalls Include Keystone and Forest River

Mon Jan 30, 2017

146522869396754.jpgKeystone RV Company has recalled 1,651 of the 2016-17 Alpine fifth wheel recreational trailers built between Aug. 10, 2015 and Dec. 1, 2016, as well as Avalanche fifth wheel recreational trailers built between Sept. 11, 2015 and Dec. 1, 2016.

The Federal Placard on the affected vehicles may have incorrect spare tire load range information. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the federal requirements, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Keystone dealers will replace the federal placard, free of charge. The recall began Jan. 17.

Forest River, Inc. is recalling 556 of the 2017 XLR Toyhauler and Prime Time Spartan recreational fifth wheel vehicles built between Aug. 21 and Dec. 12, 2016. The affected vehicles have rear cargo door hinges with welds on the hinge pin and hinge plate that may be insufficient, and as a result, the top of the door may swing down with more force than normal.

Forest River dealers will replace the ramp door hinge, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Feb. 27.