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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 .

Forest River Recalls Affect Berkshire, Sandpiper, Sierra Models

Tue Jan 2, 2018
Author: RV News staff

Forest River is recalling some 2016-2018 Berkshire XLT motorhomes because of incorrect circuit breakers may not correctly contact the electrical subpanel, according to a federal recall notice posted at National Highway Traffic Safety Administration site Safercar.gov. If the breakers do not contact the subpanel correctly, the electrical resistance can cause excessive heat, increasing the risk of a fire, according to the notice. Up to 108 units could be affected.

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will replace the circuit breakers free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin Feb. 8. Owners can contact Forest River customer service at 574-534-4574 and reference recall No. 40-0594.

Forest River also is recalling some 2018 Sandpiper and Sierra fifth wheel trailers because the federal placard may incorrectly indicate the recommended tire pressure is 110 PSI, according to a recall notice posted at Safercar.gov. The actual tire pressure should be 95 PSI, according to the posting.

The PSI discrepancy means the affected units, potentially up to 25, fail to comply with federal motor vehicle safety and certification standards, according to the posting. If the tires are inflated incorrectly to 110 PSI, it could cause premature wear and potentially cause loss of control and increase the risk of a crash, according to the NHTSA.

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a corrected federal placard free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Feb. 21. Owners can contact Forest River customer service at 574-534-4574 and reference recall No. 03-0599.

Owners also can contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY: 800-424-9153) regarding either recall.

Click here to view the recall notices and the associated documents.