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 13, 2017
The REV Recreation Group has recalled 742 of the 2015 Fleetwood Bounder Classic motorhomes, 2015-16 Fleetwood Terra motorhomes, 2016-17 Fleetwood Storm, Holiday Rambler Admiral XE and Fleetwood Flair motorhomes and 2017 Holiday Rambler Vacationer XE motorhomes.
The affected vehicles, equipped with an Onan 5.5 kilowatt generator, have an external fuel pump and in-line fuel filter that may be improperly secured to the chassis, according to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
REV dealers will inspect the mounting of the generator's external fuel pump and in-line fuel filter, securing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall will begin April 28.
In addition, the REV Group has recalled 525 of the 2015-16 American Coach American Heritage and American Tradition motorhomes, 2015-17 American Coach American Revolution and American Coach American Eagle motorhomes, 2016 American Coach American Allegiance motorhomes, 2016-17 American Coach American Dream motorhomes and 2017 Holiday Rambler Diplomat and Holiday Rambler Scepter motorhomes.
The support for the interior steps may have been inadequately secured, possibly resulting in the solid-surface step tread being unstable.
REV dealers will install new screws to properly secure the support for the interior steps, free of charge. The recall will begin April 21.
Forest River, Inc. has recalled 50 of the 2017 Rockwood and Flagstaff recreational trailers.
The slide room mounting bracket on these vehicles may contact the driver side front tire, potentially damaging it and causing tire deflation.
Forest River dealers will install a rearward offset mounting bracket head to keep the slide room bracket from touching the tire, free of charge. Th recall will begin April 27.
Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. has recalled 35 of the 2012 Phaeton motorhomes with floor plans QBH, QKH and QTH, built on PowerGlide chassis.
The vehicles have an exhaust pipe that is mounted too close to the underside of the floor.
Tiffin dealers will reconfigure the exhaust to provide extra clearance, free of charge. No date for the recall has been set.