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 .

Goodyear Under the Gun in NHTSA Investigation of RV Tires?

Tue Jan 9, 2018

151554208274190.pngWith filings alleging Goodyear’s G159 tires have led almost 100 deaths or injuries, and the tire manufacturer staying mum, at least one online publication is warning about big trouble in store regarding the investigation of the company’s RV tires.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration started its investigation after a court ordered the release of Goodyear data from lawsuits that had been previously sealed under court orders and confidential settlement agreements, reports TopSpeed Cars, and if the NHTSA finds Goodyear is withholding data things could go south in a hurry.

“The investigation the NHTSA opened against Goodyear paints a messy picture of the American tire maker,” TopSpeed reports. “One of the filings alleges that certain defects on Goodyear’s G159 tires have actually led to “at least 98 deaths or injury claims” to go with ‘over 600 claims of property damage.’”