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 .
Tue Aug 15, 2017
Daimler Vans USA, LLC has recalled 81,963 Freightliner and Dodge Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles.
The models include 43,689 built from 2007-09; 20,665 built from 2010-11; and 17,609 built in 2012, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The vans have certain air bag inflators assembled into the passenger frontal air bag modules. If a crash occurs that would deploy the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absulte humidity and temperature cycling.
Daimler has not released a time for when the recalls will begin, but the action is a result of investigations and recalls that go back to 2014 after six Takata airbag inflators ruptured, according to a story on Carcomplaints.com.