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 .

Grand Design Recalls 3,600 Imagine Trailers

Mon Oct 30, 2017

146522869396754.jpgGrand Design RV LLC has recalled 3,621 of the 2017-18 Imagine recreational trailers.

The wires at the air conditioning unit may detach from the connector and the loose wires may short circuit.

Grand Design dealers will change the existing wire connectors for the air conditioning unit to positive retention wire connectors, free of charge. The recall began Oct. 23.

Forest River Inc. has recalled 594 of the 2013-14 Coachmen Freedom Express recreational trailers.

The frames on these vehicles may not have had reinforcement stiffeners welded onto the exterior I-Beam in the axle area, allowing the axles to be misaligned.

Forest River will notify owners and the frame manufacturer will inspect the trailer for frame reinforcements, installing them as necessary and secure the axle mountings, free of charge. The recall will begin Nov. 28.

Forest River also has recalled 265 of the 2014-17 Berkshire XL and XLT buses.

The headlights may shut off while switching from low beam to high beam settings, reducing visibility for the operator and other vehicles.

Forest River dealers will install a supplemental wiring harness that will stop the headlights from shutting off unexpectedly, free of charge. The recall will begin Dec. 6.

Forest River also has recalled one 2018 Haulin’ Cargo trailer.

The labels on this vehicle may list incorrect tire pressure information.

A Forest River dealer will replace the affected labels, free of charge. The recall will begin Nov. 28.

Prevost Cars Inc. has recalled 3,190 of the 2008-18 H3-41, H3-45, H3-45 VIP, X3-45, X3-45 VIP, X3-45 VIP Entertainer and XL2 motorcoaches.

The fuel tank cradle supports may have gaps at the points where the cradle connects to the coach frame, which can allow the attachment bolts to loosen and fail causing the fuel tank to fall from the vehicle.

Prevost dealers will correct the fuel tank cradle mounting, free of charge. The recall will begin Dec. 2.