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 .

Weekly Recalls Include Forest River, Keystone, Airstream

Mon Mar 20, 2017

146522869396754.jpgAirstream, Inc. has recalled 293 of the 2017 Base Camp recreational trailers.

When the trailer is heavily loaded, the axle travel may allow the tires on these vehicles to contact the plastic liner of the wheel well or fender, possibly resulting in tire failure, according to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Airstream dealers will replace the axle to limit the axle travel, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 9.

Keystone RV Company has recalled 30 of the 2017 Cougar and Laredo recreational trailers.

The vehicles may have been incorrectly equipped with two carbon monoxide detectors instead of one smoke detector and one carbon monoxide detector.

Keystone dealers will inspect the trailers and install a smoke detector, if necessary, free of charge. The recall began March 17.

Forest River, Inc. has recalled 11 of the 2017 Prime Time Manufacturing Crusader recreational trailers, model CSF338RSK.

The federal placard indicates that the trailers have axles that have a capacity of 7,000 pounds when their actual capacity is 6,000 pounds.

Forest River dealers will replace the federal placard with a corrected placard, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 2.