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 27, 2017
Thor Motor Coach has recalled 6,561 of the 2014-15 ACE, Hurricane, Challenger, Daybreak, Miramar, Outlaw and Windsport motorhomes.
The vehicles have windshield wiper systems that may have been improperly installed and secured, possibly causing the wipers to fail during use, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Thor dealers will inspect and correct the wiper system as necessary, free of charge. The recall will begin May 13.
Thor also has recalled 58 of the 2017 Aria 3601 motorhomes.
The seat belts on the passenger side sofa may be too short to fasten around passengers seated there.
Thor dealers will replace the incorrect seat belt with a longer one, free of charge. The recall will begin May 7.
Thor also has recalled 171 of the 2017 Chateau, Freedom Elite and Four Winds motorhomes.
The sofa may not have a seat belt for the middle seating position.
Thor dealers will install a middle seat belt, free of charge. The recall will begin May 7.
Jayco, Inc. has recalled 14 of the 2017 Designer fifth wheel recreational trailers equipped with the disk brake option.
The steel rim of the spare tire may rub against the brake caliper.
Jayco dealers will replace the spare wheel with an aluminum rim with a new spare, free of charge. The recall will begin April 28.
Forest River, Inc. has recalled 44 of the 2017 Puma recreational trailers, models PT23FBC and PT25RSC.
The federal placard has incorrect tire and rim size information, indicating ST205/75R15C tires with a 50 psi and rim size of 14x5, when the correct information should be ST205/7514C tires with a 50 psi and a rim size of 14x5.5JJ.
Forest River dealers will provide a corrected federal placard, free of charge. The recall will begin May 8.
Forest River also has recalled 14 of the 2017 Cherokee recreational trailers, model ORCKT244JR-64. The federal placard has incorrect tire and rim size information, indicating ST205/75R15C tires with 50 psi and a rim size of 15X5.5JJ, when the actual combination should be ST205/75R14C tires with 50 psi and a rim size of 14X5.5JJ.
Forest River dealers will install a corrected federal placard, free of charge. The recall will begin May 8.
Forest River also has recalled 35 of the 2017 Flagstaff and Rockwood recreational trailers.
The federal placard on these vehicles indicates a capacity of 5,000 pounds for each axle; however, each axle actually has a capacity of 4,000 pounds.
Forest River dealers will replace the federal placard with a corrected one, free of charge. The recall will begin May 8.