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 .

Latest NHTSA RV Recall Notices for Dec. 14, 2017

Thu Dec 14, 2017

151035653950557.pngThe NHTSA issued the following RV and RV-related recall notices:

Triple E Recreational Vehicles (Triple E) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Wonder motorhomes, model W24MB. The bolts that fasten the passenger side seat pedestal may be improperly tightened. As a consequence, In the event of a crash, the improperly tightened bolts may cause the passenger side seat pedestal bolts to fail, preventing the passenger from being restrained, increasing their risk of injury. Approximately 64 units may be affected. Triple E will notify owners, and dealers will correctly tighten the passenger side seat pedestal mounting bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 18, 2017. Click here for NHTSA bulletin.



Midwest Automotive Designs LLC (Midwest) is recalling certain Custom Vans and Camper Van recreational vehicles built on 2014-2017 Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis and 2016-2017 RAM Promaster chassis. These vehicles are equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button 'Pindicator' fire extinguishers that may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or excessive force may be needed to activate the extinguisher. Additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with enough force that it could cause injury and also render the product inoperable. As a consequence, in the event of a fire, if the fire extinguisher does not function properly, it can increase the risk of injury. Approximately 550 units are affected. Midwest will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fire extinguisher with a different brand, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 2, 2018. For a full list of the affected fire extinguisher models, click here. Click here for NHTSA bulletin.


Winnebago Industries Inc. (Winnebago) is recalling certain 2013-2018 Winnebago Era, Travato, Minnie Winnie, Fuse, View, Trend, Aspect, Brave, Vista, Sightseer, Adventurer, Forza, Journey, Tour, Revel, Paseo, Chalet, Access, and Intent motorhomes and Commercial vehicles, and 2013-2018 Itasca Spirit, Navion, Cambria, Tribute, Sunstar, Sunova, Suncruiser, Solei, Meridian, Elipse, Horizon, Reyo, and Via motorhomes. These vehicles are equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button 'Pindicator' fire extinguishers that may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or excessive force may be needed to activate the extinguisher. Additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with enough force that it could cause injury and also render the product inoperable. As a consequence, in the event of a fire, if the fire extinguisher does not function properly, it can increase the risk of injury. Approximately 17,350 units are affected. Winnebago will notify owners, instructing them to contact Kidde for replacement or aftermarket fire extinguishers, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. For a full list of the affected fire extinguisher models, click here. Click here for NHTSA bulletin.


UPDATE: Late-breaking recalls regarding the Kidde fire extinguishers were added to this report Dec. 14, 2017.

Additional Information: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls