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 Jul 10, 2017
Forest River, Inc. has recalled 1,455 of the 2014-15 Coachmen RV Cross Country and Encounter recreational vehicles and 2014-18 Coachmen RV Mirada and Mirada Select recreational vehicles equipped with the residential refrigerator option instead of the standard refrigerator.
The unused, but powered, wiring for the standard refrigerator was left with exposed wire ends, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Forest River dealers will disconnect the positive and negative wires from the battery, free of charge. The recall will begin Aug. 21.
Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. has recalled 42 of the 2018 Lance Travel Trailers equipped with adjustable utility receivers sold as optional or aftermarket equipment.
The receivers may hae insufficient welds and, as a result, things connected to the receiver such as a bicycle rack may not be properly positioned.
Lance Camper has notified owners and the owners will be refunded for their purchase once the receiver is returned. As an option, customers may instead get a bike rack that goes on the front of the travel trailer, free of charge. The recall began May 26.