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 .
Mon Feb 27, 2017
Thor Motor Coach has recalled 1,824 of the 2014-15 Tuscany, Tuscany XTE and Palazzo Motorhomes.
The windshield wiper systems on the affected vehicles may have been improperly installed or secured, causing the wipers to fail during operation, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Thor dealers will inspect the wiper system, tightening the wiper nuts to the proper specifications, if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 13.
Foretravel, Inc. has recalled 22 of the 2015-17 Realm motorhomes.
The brake pedal movement on the affected vehicles may be restricted in the pedal box, possibly preventing full brake application.
Foretravel dealers will reposition or modify the pedal box to allow the proper brake pedal travel, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 31.
Forest River, Inc. has recalled five of the 2017 Palomino Columbus RVs equipped with the package to install an optional generator.
The liquid propane supply hose for the generator may be too small, and, as a result, the stove may not have a sufficient supply of propane to keep the burner(s) lit.
Forest River dealers will install the correct propane supply lines, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 5.