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 Dec 4, 2017
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Dynamax Isata vehicles, models ISC36DSD, ISC35DBD, ISC36DSD4X4, built on RAM chassis equipped with Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel engines that have Concentric-brand water pumps without a vent hole. These water pumps may leak coolant. As a consequence, the leaking water pump can increase the risk of an engine compartment fire. Approximately 22 units may be affected. Forest River will notify owners and Chrysler/RAM dealers will replace the water pumps, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2018. Click here for NHTSA bulletin.
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2017-2018 XLR Toyhauler, Vengeance and Wolf Pack recreational trailers equipped with an optional generator. The generator's exhaust pipe is mounted too close to the trailer's plastic underbelly. As a consequence, the generator's exhaust may melt the trailer's underbelly, increasing the risk of a fire. Approximately 762 units may be affected. Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the routing of the exhaust pipe, lowering it away from the plastic underbelly, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by January 8, 2018. Click here for NHTSA bulletin.
Newell Coach Corp. (Newell) is recalling certain 2017-2018 P50 coaches. These coaches have 100 amp self-resetting circuit breakers that may trip unexpectedly causing a loss of essential coach chassis systems such as ignition power, head lights, tail lights and wipers. As a consequence, ff the circuit breaker trips there is an increased risk of a crash. Approximately 36 units may be affected. Newell will notify owners and will replace the 100 amp breaker with a 120 amp breaker, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Dec. 5.