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 .

Freightliner Recalls More than 1,200 Vehicles

Mon Jun 12, 2017

146522869396754.jpgVanLeigh RV has recalled 815 of the 2015-18 Vilano fifth wheel recreational trailers.

The winch that supports the spare tire may not be properly fastened to the trailer, so the spare tire could fall off while the unit is in motion, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

VanLeigh dealers will secure the spare tire winch with the correct fasteners, free of charge. No date for the recall has been set.

Forest River, Inc. has recalled 11 of the 2016-17 Vibe recreational trailers, model ORVBT236RBS-64.

The federal placard has incorrect rear tire information, indicating ST205/75R15C tires inflated to 50 psi, when the actual tires are size ST225/75R15D inflated to 65 psi.

Forest River will provide owners with a corrected federal placard, free of charge. The recall will begin July 24.

Forest River also has recalled 100 of the 2016-17 XLR ToyHauler recreational trailers, models XLT23KW and WZXLT23KW.

The vehicles were built with axle equalizers that are too short.

Forest River dealers will install the correct equalizers, free of charge. The recall will begin Aug. 1.

Daimler Vans USA, LLC has recalled 1,257 of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles equipped with reinforced front axles.

The affected vehicles have tire labels on the B-pillar that list a tire pressure that is too low.

Freightliner and Mercedes-Benz dealers will check and replace the tire label, if necessary, free of charge. No date for the recall has been set.