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 .
Tue Jan 30, 2018
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling 223 2017-2018 Forest River Cherokee travel trailers, in which 14-gauge and a 12-gauge neutral wire for the 110V air conditioning were connected to the same lug in the 120V panel neutral bus bar, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
With both wires connected to same lug, the smaller wire may overheat and fail due to trying to handle a higher load, thereby increasing the risk of an electrical fire.
Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will relocate the subject wire to another 14-gauge terminal, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 9. Owners can contact Forest River customer service at 260-499-2100. To learn more go to: NHTSA Campaign No. 18V034000. Forest River's number for this recall is 17A-0609.
Owners also can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.