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 .

Thor and Forest River Recall Thousands of RVs

Mon Oct 2, 2017

146522869396754.jpgK-Z RV has recalled 2,382 of the 2017-18 Sport Trek, Spree and Connect recreational trailers.

These vehicles may have been manufactured without a 2-amp fuse in the circuit for the awning lights.

K-Z RV dealers will install a 2-amp fuse assembly as necessary, free of charge. The recall will begin Nov. 2.

Cruiser RV has recalled 175 of the 2018 Shadow Cruiser Ultra Lite recreational trailers, models ID225RBS, ID240BHS, ID263RLS, ID279DBS, ID280QBS and ID289RBS.

The axles on these vehicles were installed backwards, possibly reducing the braking ability or causing the brakes to temporarily lock up.

Cruiser RV dealers will correct the axle installation, free of charge. The recall began Sept. 20.

Highland Ridge RV has recalled 242 of the 2018 Open Range 3X fifth wheel recreational trailers.

The labels on these vehicles may not list the correct tire size information of 235/85R16.

Highland Ridge has notified owners and provided corrected labels, free of charge. The recall began Sept. 22.

Thor Motor Coach has recalled 1,105 of the 2014-16 Ace, Challenger, Daybreak, Hurricane, Miramar, Outlaw, Windsport, Palazzo, Tuscany and Tuscany XTE motorhomes.

The windshield wipers may fail due to the system being incorrectly installed or secured.

Thor dealers will inspect the wiper system to verify it is installed correctly, repairing or replacing the system as necessary, free of charge. The recall will begin Oct. 6.

Forest River, Inc. has recalled 1,725 of the 2015-18 Vibe and 2016-18 Rainier recreational trailers.

The liquid propane line may have insufficient clearance above the axle shackle.

Forest River dealers will replace the LP line with a longer one, routing it away from the axle hangers, free of charge. The recall will begin Nov. 10.