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 Apr 10, 2017
Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. has recalled 4,990 of the 2011-16 Allegro Open Road motorhomes.
The tow hitch on these vehicles can detach from the coach under heavy loading or hard braking conditions, according to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tiffin dealers will install frame rail extension liner brackets, free of charge. No date for the recall has been set.
Newmar Corporation has recalled 600 of the 2017-18 Dutch Star, 2016-18 Mountain Aire and London Aire and 2012-18 Essex and King Aire motorhomes built on a Spartan Motors chassis.
The ball joints on the independent front suspension modules can loosen and separate, leading to a partial loss of steering.
Newmar will notify owners and Spartan service centers will remove, clean, apply thread locker, reinstall and torque the ball joints, as necessary, free of charge. The recall will begin May 21.
The REV Recreation Group has recalled 42 of the 2017 Fleetwood Bounder and Holiday Rambler Vacationer vehicles.
The vehicles are equipped with federal placards that list a tire size of 235/80R22.5G when the actual tire size should be 255/80R22.5G.
REV dealers will install a corrected label, free of charge. The recall will begin May 5.
Keystone RV Company has recalled 43 of the 2017 Cougar recreational trailers, models 326RDS, 327RKL, 333MKS, 336BHS and 359MBI.
The vehicles were built with a manual-resetting 12-volt circuit breaker, which cannot be used in close proximity to the liquid propane storage.
Keystone dealers will inspect the trailers and replace the breaker with one that automatically resets, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began April 7.