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 Mar 6, 2017
Winnebago Industries, Inc. has recalled 1,058 of the 2016-17 Travato recreational vehicles.
The liquid propane hose may contact the emergency brake cable, potentially damaging it and causing it to leak propane, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Winnebago dealers will inspect the vehicles, repositioning and securing the LP hose to avoid contact with the brake cable, free of charge. No date has been set for the recall.
Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. has recalled 284 of the 2017 Allegro Open Road motorhomes.
A sticker on the tow hitch may list the incorrect weight capacity for the hitch. It states a capacity of 10,000 pounds and a maximum tongue weight of 1,000 pounds, when the correct towing capacity is 5,000 pounds and the correct tongue weight is 500 pounds.
Tiffin will supply owners with a corrected weight capacity sticker, free of charge. No date has been set for the recall.
Forest River, Inc. has recalled 98 of the 2017 Stealth recreational vehicles, model CSFTFQ2817G-67 and Sandstorm recreational vehicles, model CSCT282GSLR-67.
The liquid propane line under the vehicle may be damaged from contact with the axle, causing it to leak.
The remedy for the recall is still under development. It is expected to begin April 24.
Forest River also has recalled 17 of the 2017 Wildwood recreational trailers, model WDT197BH and Salem recreational trailers, model SMT197BH.
The lower sidewall vent for the refrigerator was improperly installed, allowing propane to enter the vehicle.
Forest River dealers will install a new vent into the vehicle floor, free of charge. The recall will begin April 24.
Keystone RV Company has recalled 64 of the 2017 Dutchmen Coleman recreational trailers, model 2515RL.
On the vehicles, the federal identification tag indicates incorrect tire and rim size information.
Keystone will supply owners with a corrected tag, free of charge. The recall began in February.