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, Showhauler in December NHTSA Recall List

Fri Jan 19, 2018

151611783938413.pngForest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling 3,297 2015-2018 Cascade and Cherokee recreational trailers, according to a press release from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The trailer wiring may have been improperly routed, allowing the wires to be pinched between the chassis and the vehicle body.

CONSEQUENCE:
Pinched wires may short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

REMEDY:
Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the trailers, rerouting the wires, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 16, 2018. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-541-644-8072. Forest River's number for this recall is 64-0456.

Forest River, Inc is recalling 52 2017-2018 Georgetown recreational vehicles, models GTA31L5, GTA31R5, GTA369XLF, GTA36B5, GTA36B5F, GTA377XLF, GTA378XLF, built on Ford chassis and equipped with Antilock Brake Systems (ABS). The brake Hydraulic Electronic Control Units (HECU) on these vehicles may be missing valve block ball plugs, potentially causing a brake fluid leak or air ingestion during electronic brake distribution and/or ABS activation.

CONSEQUENCE:
A brake fluid leak or air ingestion can lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Forest River will notify owners, and Ford or Lincoln dealers will inspect the HECU for missing valve block ball plugs, replacing the unit as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Feb. 23. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332 or Forest River customer service at 1-574-206-7600. Forest River's number for this recall is 68-0606.

ShowHauler Trucks, Inc. is recalling all 2003-2018 Garage Coach, Motorhome, and Toter Coach recreational vehicles. These motorhomes are equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button 'Pindicator' Fire Extinguishers that may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or requiring excessive force 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. For a full list of the affected fire extinguisher models visit: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17E062-5427.pdf


CONSEQUENCE:
In the event of a fire, if the fire extinguisher does not function properly, it can increase the risk of injury.

REMEDY:
ShowHauler will notify owners to contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 28, 2018. Owners may contact Kidde customer service toll-free at 1-855-262-3540, or online at www.kidde.com and click on "Product Safety Recall" for more information or owners may call ShowHauler customer service at 1-574-825-6764.

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling 170 2018 Prime Time Crusader and Sanibel recreational trailers. A bracket used to secure the furnace in place may be missing, allowing the furnace to shift, possibly resulting in the fresh air intake and the furnace exhaust tubes being misaligned with the furnace.

CONSEQUENCE:
If the tubes are misaligned, carbon monoxide could enter the passenger compartment, increasing the risk of illness or death. Additionally, flames may escape the furnace during start up, increasing the risk of a fire.

REMEDY:
Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install a bracket to secure the furnace, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 16, 2018. Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-862-1025. Forest River's number for this recall is 48-0600.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.