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 Jayco and Forest River

Mon Feb 13, 2017

146522869396754.jpgHighland Ridge RV has recalled 148 of the 2016-17 Open Range fifth wheels.

The axle hangers on the affected vehicles may puncture the riser tube wall, allowing the axle to shift and become misaligned, according to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Highland Ridge dealers will weld on new hangers, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 15.

Jayco, Inc. has recalled 93 of the 2017 Seismic and Seismic Wave fifth wheel trailers equipped with hydraulic brakes.

The break away switch may not be properly wired in the affected vehicles.

Jayco dealers will correct the wiring, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 30.

Jayco also has recalled 25 of the 2017 Eagle fifth wheel trailers equipped with the dry camping option.

In the affected vehicles, the LP manifold was mounted to the fifth wheel frame directly above the axle assembly and the suspension U-bolts. Impact from the axle can crack the LP manifold, resulting in a propane gas leak.

Jayco dealers will relocate the LP manifold and inspect and replace the LP lines and fittings, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 17.

Forest River, Inc. has recalled 67 of the 2017-18 Berkshire and Charleston RVs built on Freightliner chassis.

In the vehicles, the power steering hose may be improperly routed causing inadequate clearance between the hose and power stud. As a result, the hose can rub the power stud causing arcing and a power steering fluid leak.

Freightliner dealers will reroute the power steering hose for proper clearance, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 21.

Forest River also has recalled six of the 2017 XLR fifth wheel RVs.

The vehicles have a federal placard that identifies the vehicles as a travel trailer, when it should state fifth wheel. Also, the VIN does not correspond to the type of vehicle.

Forest River will provide a new, corrected federal placard, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 21.