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 .

Newmar and Forest River Issue Recalls for 1,845 Motorhomes

Mon Jul 24, 2017

146522869396754.jpgNewmar Corporation has recalled 1,289 of the 2014-18 Newmar Dutch Star and 2015-17 Newmar Ventana motorhomes.

In the affected vehicles, the driver side and passenger side powered night shades can be lowered by using the remote when the ignition is in the "on" position.

Newmar dealers will install a relay to disable the operation of the driver and passenger night shade by the remote when the ignition is in the "on" position. The recall will begin on Aug. 29.

Forest River, Inc. has recalled 556 of the 2017 Glaval Commute; 2017-18 Crossfit; 2016-17 Starcraft Candidate II and Prodigy Bus and 2015-17 Starcraft Starlite recreational transit buses built on Ford Transit chassis.

In the affected vehicles, the flexible coupling connecting the transmission to the driveshaft may prematurely fail.

Forest River will notify owners and Ford dealers will replace the flexible coupling on any vehicle with more than 30,000 miles. A final remedy repair of a redesigned flexible coupling or a revised driveshaft equipped with a universal joint is being developed and is expected in early 2018.

The recall will begin on Sept. 1.