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 .
Thu Dec 7, 2017
The NHTSA issued the following recall notice:
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain 2018 Prime Time Fury recreational trailers. The information on the federal placard could be incorrect, stating the vehicle is equipped with ST235/80R16E tires and 16X6.0JJ rims, however, the vehicle is actually equipped with ST225/75R15E tires and 15X6.0JJ rims.
As such, the vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims," and 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification." As a consequence, the placards do not indicate the correct tire/rim combination, which could lead to the installation of incorrect replacement tires, potentially increasing the risk of a crash.
Approximately 58 units could be affected. Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install new corrected federal placards, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Jan. 10.
Click here for NHTSA bulletin.