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 .

Winnebago and Grand Design Recall More than 6,700 RVs

Mon May 8, 2017

146522869396754.jpgWinnebago Industries, Inc. has recalled 5,057 of the 2014-17 Winnebago View, VIA, ERA and Itasca Navion motorhomes.

The affected vehicles have an Axxess radio volume control module that may interfere with the chassis electrical system, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Winnebago dealers will remove the Axxess radio volume control module, free of charge. No date for the recall has been set.

Grand Design RV, LLC has recalled 1,662 of the 2017-18 Imagine travel trailers.

The screws that secure the slide room mechanism columns may shear, allowing the slide room to extend while the trailer is being towed.

Grand Design dealers will replace the slide mechanism column securing screws, free of charge. The recall will begin May 22.

Riverside RV has recalled 146 of the 2017-18 Whitewater and Mt. McKinley travel trailers.

The trailers were manufactured without rear-facing reflectors and have non-reflective tail lights.

Riverside dealers will install reflective tape on the rear bumper below the tail lights, free of charge. The recall will begin in May.

Thor Motor Coach has recalled 36 of the 2017 Quantum KM24 motorhomes.

The power supply wire for the steps was incorrectly attached to a 50-amp circuit breaker instead of being connected to a 20-amp circuit breaker.

Thor dealers will relocate the power wire for the steps to the correct breaker, free of charge. The recall will begin June 7.

Forest River, Inc. has recalled 32 of the 2017-18 Prime Time Avenger motorhomes, model AVT31DBS.

The federal placard on these vehicles only indicates that the rear tire size is ST225/75R15E with 80 PSI, when that size should be universal on the front, rear and spare tires.

Forest River will provide a corrected federal placard to owners, free of charge. The recall will begin June 19.

Livin Lite Recreational Vehicles has recalled five of the 2018 Quicksilver recreational trailers, model TH 7x20.

The frame structures that support the trailer floor may fail.

Livin Lite dealers will reinforce the outrigger frame structures and add additional outriggers as needed, free of charge. The recall will begin June 19.