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 .

Jayco, Grand Design, Forest River, More Announce Recalls

Thu Dec 28, 2017

146522869396754.jpgJayco Inc. has recalled 49,563 of its 2002-16 RVs equipped with Kidde plastic-handle or push-button "pindicator" fire extinguishers, adding to the list of the millions of RVs previously recalled for faulty extinguishers.

The extinguishers may become clogged, preventing them from discharging, or excessive force may be needed to activate them. In certain models, the nozzle also may detach from the valve assembly with enough force that it could cause injury and render the product inoperable.

Jayco will notify owners and instruct them to contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher, free of charge. The recall will begin Jan. 22.

Grand Design RV LLC has recalled 3,969 of its 2017-18 Reflection and Imagine travel trailers equipped with a Smart-Jack model power tongue jack.

The laminated plastic touch pad on the jack may crack or separate allowing water to enter, potentially causing the jack to operate unintentionally.

Grand Design dealers will replace the power tongue jack, free of charge. The recall will begin Jan. 8.

Forest River Inc. has recalled 133 of its 2018 Salem and Wildwood recreational trailers.

The federal placard on the vehicles incorrectly states the trailers are equipped with ST215/75R15 Load Range D tires; however, the installed tires are size ST205/75R15 Load Range D.

Forest River will notify owners and provide corrected federal placards, free of charge. The recall will begin Feb. 8.

Newmar Corp. is recalling 194 of its 2018 Bay Star and Bay Star Sport motorhomes.

The front side marker lights on the vehicles may not be connected to the wiring harness. Additionally, when the headlight high beams are activated, the low beams may not illuminate as intended.

Newmar dealers will connect the front side marker lights to the wiring harness, and ensure the low beam lights illuminate with high beam activation, free of charge. The recall will begin Feb. 10.

K-Z RV is recalling 171 of its 2014-15 Durango Gold recreational trailers.

In the affected vehicles, a rivet for the quad entry steps may shear and fail, causing the steps to give when being used.

K-Z dealers will inspect and replace the two rivets joining the second and third step, and the four rivets on the top step, free of charge. The recall will begin Feb. 2.