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 Aug 7, 2017
Daimler Trucks North America, LLC has recalled 1,308 of the 2014-17 Freightliner Custom Chassis XCR chassis.
A battery cable mounting bracket may not have been installed correctly, and as a result, the improperly routed and clipped battery cable can contact the frame rail, possibly chafing and short circuiting.
DTNA dealers will inspect and revise the battery cable mounting bracket and cable routing, as necessary, free of charge. The recall will begin Sept. 14.
Daimler Trucks also has recalled 74 of the 2017-18 Freightliner 122SD trucks, Western Star 4900 and 6900 trucks and Freightliner Custom Chassis XCM and XCP chassis equipped with Cummins ISX15 engines.
The affected engines have a fuel pump whose driver gear may slip on its drive shaft, resulting in a loss of fuel pump function.
Cummins dealers will replace the fuel pumps, free of charge. The recall will begin Sept. 14.
Winnebago Industries, Inc. has recalled five of the 2015 BUS28WC and BUS28SH transit buses.
Based on the seating capacity of the vehicle as equipped, if fully loaded, the vehicles may exceed the gross vehicle weight rating and/or the gross axle weight rating limitations indicated on the certification label.
Winnebago dealers will reduce the seating capacity of the bus, free of charge. No date for the recall has been set.