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 .

Highland Ridge Recalls More than 3,000 RVs for LED Ceiling Lights

Mon Jun 5, 2017

146522869396754.jpgHighland Ridge RV has recalled 3,379 of the 2017 Open Range, Highlander, Light and Roamer and Mesa Ridge fifth wheels and Mesa Ridge, Light, Roamer and Ultra Lite travel trailers.

The LED ceiling lights may produce excessive heat, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Highland Ridge dealers will replace the affected LED ceiling lights with a different light, free of charge. The recall began on May 23.

Forest River, Inc. has recalled 487 of the 2014 XLR Hyperlite toyhaulers.

The vehicles have an axle equalizer knurled bolt that may not be properly seated in the chassis axle hanger.

Forest River dealers will replace any equalizer knurled bolts and nuts that were improperly installed, free of charge. The recall will begin June 28.

Forest River also has recalled 17 of the 2016-18 Cardinal recreational trailers, model CAF3250RL.

The federal placard on these vehicles overstates the Gross Axle Weight Rating capacity by 840 pounds for each axle.

Forest River dealers will provide a new federal placard with the correct GAWR and a new CCC label, free of charge.

Keystone RV Company has recalled 464 of the 2012-18 Springdale recreational vehicles, model 303BH.

The federal identification tag on these vehicles overstate the Gross Axle Weight Rating capacity by 800 pounds for each axle.

Keystone dealers will provide a new federal placard with the correct GAWR and a new CCC label, free of charge. The recall will begin in June.

Motor Coach Industries has recalled 143 of the 2011-12 MCI D4000, D4005, D4500 and D4505 coaches equipped with Cummins ISX 12-liter engines.

The vehicles may have an incorrectly installed exhaust bellow pipe, resulting in a bend in the pipe which can cause its premature failure.

MCI Dealers will inspect and replace any deformed or failed bellow pipes if necessary, free of charge.