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 .

Thor Recalls Challenger Motorhomes for Missing/Misplaced Exhaust Pipe

Mon Jun 19, 2017

146522869396754.jpgColumbia Northwest, Inc. has recalled 40 of the 2017-18 Aliner Ascape trailers.

The trailers have liquid propane gas bottle trays that come loose from the frames because of the wrong rivets being used to attach the LP tray to the frame.

Columbia Northwest dealers will secure the trays with the correct hardware, free of charge. The recall will begin June 21.

Gulf Stream Coach, Inc. has recalled seven of the 2018 Vintage Cruiser travel trailers, model VN23BHS.

The federal certification label overstates the capacity of each axle by 700 pounds.

Gulf Stream will mail owners a corrected label, free of charge. The recall began June 10.

Gulf Stream also has recalled 272 of the 2015-17 Vista Cruisers and 2016-18 Vintage Cruiser travel trailers.

The tire identification label incorrectly states that the trailers are equipped with ST215/75R14 Load Range C rated tires, when actually, they have ST205/65R14 Load Range D rated tires.

Gulf Stream will provide owners with a corrected tire label, free of charge. The recall will begin in June.

K-Z RV, L.P. is recalling 41 of the 2016-18 Venom fifth wheel trailers, models 4040DQ and 4011QK, equipped with the outside kitchen option.

The vehicles do not have a 12-inch copper pipe between the rubber gas supply hose and the cooktop pilot light.

K-Z dealers will install the 12-inch copper extension between the pilot light and the rubber gas line, free of charge. The recall began June 17.

Thor Motor Coach is recalling 88 of the 2017 Challenger 37YT motorhomes.

The exhaust pipe for the onboard gasoline generator may be incorrectly installed or missing completely from the vehicles.

Thor dealers will inspect the motorhomes for proper generator exhaust installation and routing, replacing or reinstalling the exhaust, as necessary, free of charge. The recall will begin Aug. 2.