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 22, 2017
Prevost Cars, Inc. has recalled 407 of the 2014-17 H3-45, H3-45 VIP, X3-45, X3-45 VIP and X3-45 VIP Entertainer motor coaches equipped with 10,000-pound capacity trailer hitch receivers.
The trailer hitch mounting fasteners may loosen, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Prevost dealers will replace the trailer hitch mounting hardware, free of charge. The recall will begin July 1.
Prevost Cars, Inc. also has recalled 71 of the 2016-17 Prevost X3-45 vehicles.
The vehicles were manufactured without the front amber reflex reflectors.
Prevost dealers will install the missing front amber reflex reflectors, free of charge. The recall will begin July 1.
K-Z RV, L.P. has recalled 113 of the 2018 Sport Trek and Durango travel trailers equipped with the outside kitchen option.
The affected travel trailers may not have had the proper sealing tape installed on the propane gas line. Also, the gas line may not have been tested during production.
K-Z dealers will seal the propane line and test the system for leaks, free of charge. The recall will begin June 30.
Forest River, Inc. has recalled 55 of the 2017 XLR ToyHauler trailers, model XLT26HFS.
The federal placard incorrectly states that the rear tire pressure should be 50 psi, when the tires should actually be inflated to 80 psi.
Forest River dealers will install a corrected federal placard, free of charge. The recall will begin July 3.