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 May 15, 2017
Jayco, Inc. has recalled 13,049 of the 2017 Jay Flight Bungalow, Hummingbird, White Hawk, Jay Flight SLX, Jay Feather 7, Jay Feather and Jay Flight fifth wheel recreational trailers.
The LED ceiling lights may produce excessive heat, according to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Jayco dealers will replace the affected LED ceiling lights with a different light, free of charge. The recall will begin June 30.
Thor Motor Coach has recalled 186 of the 2016-17 Venetian and Tuscany motorhomes equipped with Cummins ISL engines.
The vehciles, built on a Freightliner chassis, have a power steering hose that may be routed incorrectly, resulting in the hose rubbing against the power stud on the starter motor, causing electrical arcing and a power steering fluid leak.
Daimler Trucks dealers will reroute the high pressure power steering hose to provide adequate clearance from the starter stud, free of charge. The recall began Dec. 27, 2016.
Thor also has recalled four of the 2015 Tuscany motorhomes built on a Freightliner chassis.
In these vehicles with a heavier, adjustable, straight foot pedal, the brake activation signal to certain towed devices may not deactivate when the motorhome service brakes are released.
Freightliner dealers will modify the affected pedal assemblies, free of charge. The recall began Nov. 7, 2016.
Keystone RV Company has recalled 29 of the 2017 CrossRoads Volante trailers, model 310BH.
The rear upper bunk may not be properly supported.
Keystone dealers will add screws through the bunk supports into the wall studs, free of charge. The recall began May 10.
Prevost Cars, Inc. has recalled 123 of the 2016-17 H3-45 motor coahces.
The vehicles have wiper arms that can crack where they mount to the wiper motor causing the wiper arms to bend or detach from the vehicle.
Prevost dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace the windshield wiper mounts, as necessary, free of charge. The recall will begin July 1.
Forest River, Inc. has recalled 73 of the 2017-18 Salem, Wildwood, XLR, Sanibel, Wildcat, Vengeance, Chaparral Lite and Columbus recreational trailers.
The federal placard may inaccurately list the tire and rib combinations that are installed on the trailers. Additionally, the Gross Axle Weight Rating and the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating information may be incorrect.
Forest River will notify owners and provide a corrected federal placard, free of charge. The recall will begin June 22.