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 .
Tue Apr 18, 2017
Forest River, Inc. has recalled six of the 2017 Salem and Wildwood recreational vehicles.
The federal placard on these vehicles incorrectly lists the Gross Axle Weight Rating capacity being 5,080 pounds, when the axles actually have a capacity of 4,400 pounds.
Forest River dealers will provide a new federal placard with the correct GAWR, free of charge. The recall will begin May 29.