RVIA Economic Impact Study

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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 .

Recalls Include five RV manufacturers for Various Issues

Mon Apr 24, 2017

146522869396754.jpgForest River, Inc. has recalled 579 of the 2007-11 Cherokee recreational trailers.

The federal placards on these vehicles incorrectly state a Gross Axle Weight Rating of 3,970 pounds, when the actual capacity is 3,500 pounds. The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is also incorrect, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Forest River dealers will replace the federal placard with a corrected one, free of charge. The recall will begin June 5.

Forest River also has recalled 54 of the 2016-17 XLR Toyhauler recreational vehicles.

The fasteners for the side patio deck bar lock in these vehicles may not be strong enough, allowing the patio door to unlatch and the deck to drop unexpectedly.

Forest River dealers will replace the fasteners with stronger ones, free of charge. The recall will begin May 31.

Forest River also has recalled seven of the 2017 Rockwood and Flagstaff RVs.

The federal placard may indicate an incorrect GAWR of 2,200 pounds, when the correct GAWR actually is 3,000 pounds.

Forest River dealers will install a corrected federal placard, free of charge. The recall will begin June 15.

Gulf Stream Coach, Inc. has recalled 251 of the 2011-17 Amerilite trailers, model 14RBC.

The federal placard placed on these vehicles may have incorrect GVWR information.

Gulf Stream will provide owners with a corrected federal placard, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April.

Tiffin Motorhomes, Inc. has recalled 154 of the 2017 Allegro Breeze motorhomes.

The ball joints on the independent front suspension modules can loosen and separate, leading to a partial loss of steering.

Tiffin dealers will inspect, clean and secure the ball joint free of charge. No date for the recall has been set.

Thor Motor Coach has recalled 90 of the 2017 Palazzo 36.1 and 36.3 motorhomes.

The federal certification label on the vehicles indicates an incorrect front tire rim size.

Thor will provide owners with corrected replacement labels, free of charge. The recall will begin June 5.

Newmar Corporation has recalled 26 of the 2017 King Aire motorhomes.

The seals on the headlight harness connectors may not be properly seated, allowing water to enter the connector. As a result, the glass dash display may switch to the turn signal camera mode causing the dash to show the turn signal side camera view over the speedometer and RPM displays.

Newmar dealers will inspect and reseat the seals as needed, free of charge. The recall will begin June 3.