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 .
Mon Nov 6, 2017
NHTSA announced the following RV recalls:
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2018 Puma recreational trailers. When installing and tightening the wheels on the trailers, the wheel center caps may have interfered, preventing the wheels from being properly tightened. Click here for NHTSA bulletin.
Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2018 Crossroads Cruiser and Volante recreational trailers. These vehicles may have been manufactured with propane gas detectors instead of being manufactured with a combination propane gas/carbon monoxide detector. Click here for NHTSA bulletin.
Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2018 Carbon, Fuzion, and Raptor triple axle toy haulers. These vehicles may have an incorrectly welded suspension equalizer that can result in the suspension's failure while traveling. Click here for NHTSA bulletin.
Keystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling certain 2018 Crossroads Cruiser and 2017-2018 Crossroads Sunset, Volante, and Zinger recreational vehicles, equipped with Flame King cook tops designed for outdoor use. The cook tops have a corrugated fiber board that can burn due to a breeze or an inverted flame. Click here for NHTSA bulletin.
KZRV, L.P. (KZRV) is recalling certain 2017-2018 KZRV Sportsmen Sportster trailers. There is insufficient clearance between the slide out support arm and the vehicle tires. While the trailer is being towed, the axle travel can allow the tire to contact the support arm. Click here for NHTSA bulletin.
Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Challenger, Axis, Chateau, Four Winds, Hurricane, Miramar, Palazzo, Tuscany, Vegas, Venetian, and Windsport motorhomes. The cargo carrying capacity (CCC) label on these vehicles may indicate an incorrect water capacity for the water heater/fresh water tank. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 120, "Tires and Rims for Motor vehicles over 10,000lbs." Click here for NHTSA bulletin.
Triple E Recreational Vehicles (Triple E) is recalling 2016-2018 Wonder motorhomes, model W24MB. The fridge power supply is not correctly fused. Click here for NHTSA bulletin.