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 Seat Belt Issues for REV Group, Thor

Mon Feb 6, 2017

146522869396754.jpgREV Recreation Group has recalled 886 of the 2016-17 Renegade RV Verona, Verona LE and Specialty Sprinter vehicles; 2011-17 Explorer, Ikon and Core vehicles; 2014-17 XL, Classic with Garage, Toter Home and Villagio vehicles; 2015-17 Classic-Equine and Vienna Vehicles; and 2011-16 RSV vehicles.

In the affected motorhomes, the seat belt anchorage hardware may pull out of the floor framing in the event of a crash, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

REV dealers will replace the seat belt mounting hardware and install reinforcement plating, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 10.

The REV Group also has recalled 291 of the 2017 Holiday Rambler Vacationer XE, Admiral XE, Fleetwood Storm and Fleetwood Flair motorhomes.

The rear sway bar on the vehicles may not have been properly tightened and may detach from the vehicle as a result.

REV dealers will tighten the rear sway bar bolts, replacing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall began Jan. 31.

Highland Ridge RV has recalled 396 of the 2017 Open Range, Mesa Ridge and Roamer fifth wheels and travel trailers.

The vehicles are equipped with an outside range that can be stored with the gas valve left open, allowing gas to enter and build up within the vehicle.

Highland Ridge dealers will install a larger gas valve handle, inspect that the drawer guide rail is in its proper location, repairing it as required and place a warning label on the range stating the gas valve must be turned off prior to storing the range in the unit. The recall is expected to begin Feb. 28.

Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC has recalled 124 of the 2017 Mallard recreational trailers.

The certification label on the vehicles may have incorrect tire size and tire pressure information.

Heartland dealers will replace the certification label with a corrected one, free of charge. The recall began Jan. 25.

Thor Motor Coach has recalled 94 of the 2017 Aria motorhomes.

The driver's side sofa seat belts on the vehicles may be too short for passengers to use.

Thor dealers will install longer seat belts, free of charge. The recall will begin March 17.

Forest River, Inc. has recalled 165 of the 2017 Prime Time Avenger recreational vehicles.

The federal placard on the vehicles may indicate an incorrect tire and rim combination. The placard indicates an ST225/75R15E with an 80 PSI and a rim designation of 15x6.0JJ. The placard should instead indicate a tire size of ST225/75R15D tires with a 65 PSI and a rim designation of 15x5.0JJ.

Forest River dealers will install a corrected federal placard, free of charge. The recall will begin March 10.