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 .

Forest River and K-Z Issue Various Recalls

Mon Sep 11, 2017

146522869396754.jpgForest River, Inc. has recalled 69 of the 2018 Rockwood and Flagstaff recreational trailers equipped with Dexter Axles.

The spindle nut on the axles may not have been torqued to the proper specifications, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Forest River will notify owners and Dexter Axle dealers will inspect and replace any suspect bearings, hubs and spindle nuts, free of charge. The recall will begin Oct. 19.

Forest River also has recalled 33 of the 2018 Prime Time recreational trailers, models WCF32WB, WCF34WB and WCF37WB.

The gross axle weight rating on the federal placard is listed as 6,160 pounds, when the axle is only rated for 6,000 pounds.

Forest River dealers will replace the incorrect federal placard and cargo carrying capacity label, free of charge. The recall will begin Oct. 16.

K-Z RV has recalled 23 of the 2017-18 Sportsmen and Sportster recreational trailers.

The tires may rub against the steel enclosure housing for the sewer hose, causing premature tire wear.

K-Z dealers will relocate the sewer hose enclosure, free of charge. The recall began Aug. 30.