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 .

K-Z Recalls More Than 500 2018 Recreational Trailers

Wed Jul 5, 2017

146522869396754.jpgK-Z RV, L.P. has recalled 553 of the 2018 Sportsmen Classic, Spree, Connect, Durango, SportTrek, Spree Escape, Venom and Sportsmen Sportster recreational trailers.

The federal certification label on these vehicles does not contain the manufacturing date, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

K-Z RV will notify owners and provide a corrected federal certification label, free of charge. The recall will begin Aug. 17.

Thor Motor Coach has recalled 148 of the 2018 Outlaw 29H motorhomes.

The affected vehicles were built incorrectly with a 15-amp fuse for the awning light instead of a 2-amp fuse.

Thor dealers will replace the 15-amp fuse with a 2-amp fuse, free of charge. The recall will begin Aug. 17.

Jayco, Inc. has recalled 88 of the 2018 Eagle TT 330RSTS recreational trailers.

The federal placard on these vehicles incorrectly lists the gross axle weight rating capacity as 5,800 pounds, when the axles actually have a capacity of 5,660 pounds.

Jayco dealers will provide new federal ID labels with the correct GAWR, free of charge. No date has been set for the recall.

Starcraft RV has recalled 38 of the Launch Outfitter 24RLS travel trailers equipped with the sleeper/tri-fold sofa or theater seating.

The electrical outlet between the sleeper/tri-fold sofa seating does not have Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter protection.

Starcraft dealers will replace the outlet with a GFCI protected outlet, free of charge. The recall began June 29.

Entegra Coach has recalled 174 of the 2012-15 Cornerstone motorhomes built on a Spartan Motors chassis.

A component within the starter motor may break, potentially resulting in the starter motor overheating or drawing excessive current.

Entegra will notify owners and Spartan Motors service centers will replace the starter, free of charge. The recall will begin Aug. 18.

Pleasure Way Industries, LTD has recalled 37 of the 2017 Lexor TS motorhomes.

The affected vehicles have a mirror attached to the back of the closet door that may detach unexpectedly.

Pleasure Way dealers will attach the mirror with clips instead of just adhesive, free of charge. The recall began June 29.

Triple E Recreational Vehicles has recalled 35 of the 2017 Wonder motorhomes, model W24MB.

When open, the door for the Truma water heater can block the furnace air intake and exhaust.

Triple E dealers will remove the water heater strap, free of charge. The recall began July 4.

Triple E also has recalled 26 more of the 2016-17 Wonder motorhomes, model W24MB.

The frame extension adapter may be missing some supplemental attaching bolts.

Triple E dealers will install the four supplemental M12 X 90mm grade 10.9 bolts, free of charge. The recall will begin in July.