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 .

Recalls Include Thor and Foretravel

Mon May 1, 2017

146522869396754.jpgThor Motor Coach has recalled 148 of the 2017 Ace, Hurricane and Windsport motorhomes.

The weight rating labels for the tow hitches on these vehicles indicate a 10,000-pound capacity when the actual hitch capacity is 8,000 pounds, according to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Thor will notify owners and provide them with corrected labels, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 7.

Foretravel, Inc. has recalled 81 of the 2012-18 ih-45 Phenix and Nimbus motorhomes.

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

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