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 .
Sun Nov 26, 2017
The NHTSA released the following RV recall notices:
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Rockwood and Flagstaff travel trailers. The slide room arm may contact and damage the passenger side rear tire. As a consequence, the damaged tire may leak air, resulting in a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash. Approximately 77 units may be affected. Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a lift kit to elevate the chassis and replace any tire that has evidence of damage, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 22, 2017.Click here for NHTSA bulletin.
KZRV, L.P. (KZRV) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Connect C241RLK recreational trailers equipped with an outside kitchen. The 110-volt outlet located in the outside kitchen does not have the required Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) protection. As a consequence, In this outside location, an individual would not be protected from an electrical shock in the event of current loss. An electrical shock can result in injury or death. This recall only applies to the specific C241RLK model with an outdoor kitchen, with
Production Dates between Jan. 13 2017 and Oct. 6, 2017. Approximately 151 units may be affected. KZRV will notify owners, and dealers will replace the 110-volt outlet with a GFCI outlet, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 22, 2017. Click here for NHTSA bulletin.
UPDATED 11/26/2017: KZRV recall information added.