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 .

Recalls Include More than 6,600 Keystone Trailers

Mon Sep 18, 2017

146522869396754.jpgKeystone RV Company has recalled 6,686 of the 2016-18 Springdale and Summerland recreational trailers.

The wiring for the electric stabilizer jacks were incorrectly connected to the unprotected side of the breaker, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Keystone dealers will inspect the installation of the electrical stabilizer jack wiring, correcting it as necessary, free of charge. The recall will begin Sept. 22.

Thor Motor Coach has recalled 860 of the 2018 Four Winds, Chateau and Freedom Elite recreational vehicles.

The liquid propane hose may sag and become pinched between the frame and the leaf spring u-bolts, potentially damaging the hose and causing a propane leak.

Thor dealers will inspect the LP hose routing and install additional P-clamps or relocate the P-clamps to properly secure the hose, free of charge. The recall will begin Oct. 23.

Thor also has recalled 124 of the 2010-11 Hurricane and 2011 Serrano and Windsport motorhomes.

The affected vehicles are wired to be powered by a generator and are equipped with an Iota ITS-50R transfer switch that may fail when exposed to elevated electrical loads and used in higher temperatures.

Thor dealers will replace the Iota ITS-50R transfer switch with a transfer switch from another manufacturer, free of charge. The recall began Sept. 7.

Forest River, Inc. has recalled 674 of the 2007-17 Turtle Top Odyssey, Odyssey XL, Odyssey LT, Terra Transit, Terra Transport, Terra Transport XL, Vanterra, Vanterra XL and Vanterra XLT transit buses manufactured with one or more extra seats.

When the vehicle is fully loaded with passengers, cargo and fuel, the vehicle may exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.

Forest River dealers will remove the additional seat(s) free of charge. The recall will begin Oct. 23.

Forest River also has recalled 34 of the 2018 XLR ToyHaulers, models XLT23KW and XLT23KW-W.

The federal placard on these vehicles may not provide the incorrect tire and rim combination information of ST225/75R15/E tires needing 80 PSI and rims of 16X6.0JJ.

Forest River will provide owners with a corrected federal placard, free of charge. The recall will begin Oct. 23.

Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. has recalled 195 of the 2016-18 Hymer Aktiv recreational vehicles, built on RAM promaster chassis and equipped with a Continental Kit.

The exhaust pipe may melt the rear bumper cover and the vehicle wiring in that area.

Erwin Hymer dealers will install a new tailpipe that redirects the exhaust down, away from the bumper area, free of charge. The recall began Sept. 1.