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 .

Newmar, Jayco, Forest River and KZRV on NHTSA Recall List

Tue Feb 6, 2018

151611783938413.pngNewmar Corporation 2017-2018 Ventana, Ventana LE and Dutchstar motorhomes built on a Freightliner chassis

Newmar Corporation (Newmar) is recalling 1,260 2017-2018 Ventana, Ventana LE and Dutchstar motorhomes built on a Freightliner chassis, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. The low-beam headlights do not also illuminate as intended when the high-beam headlights are activated, reducing the driver's visibility. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

If the driver has reduced visibility, there would be an increased risk of a crash.

Newmar will notify owners, and Daimler Trucks North America authorized service facilities will reprogram the Freightliner chassis module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 20. Owners can contact Newmar customer service at 800-731-8300.

Jayco, Inc. 2018 Eagle EA, EB, ED travel trailers

Jayco, Inc. (Jayco) is recalling 461 2018 Eagle EA, EB, ED travel trailers, according to information from the NHTSA.The Federal Labels and Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC) label on these vehicles may incorrectly list the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) as 11,750 pounds, when the actual GVWR is 11,700 pounds. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."

If the GVWR is incorrect it can allow the vehicle to be overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash.

Jayco will notify owners and provide them with a corrected label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Feb. 28. Owners cancontact Jayco customer service at 800-283-8267. Jayco's number for this recall is 9901373.

Forest River, Inc. 2018 Cherokee recreational trailers

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling 75 2018 Cherokee recreational trailers, according to the NHTSA. The amber side marker lights are not located as far to the front as feasible on the vehicle. Additionally, the vehicles may also be missing the intermediate side reflex reflectors located at, or near, the midpoint of the vehicle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

If the marker lights are in the wrong location or if the reflectors are missing, it can reduce the visibility of the vehicle to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will install amber side marker lights as far forward as feasible, and mount side marker reflectors, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 20. Owners can contact Forest River customer service at 260-499-2100. Forest River's number for this recall is 75-0613.


KZRV, L.P. 2017-2018 Durango Gold recreational trailers

KZRV, L.P. is recalling 130 2017-2018 Durango Gold recreational trailers, according to the NHTSA. The rear sofa in the vehicles may limit visibility of the rear exit window label and/or the sofa cushion may restrict access to, and operation of, the exit window handle.

If the sofa delays using the exit window in the event of an emergency, the occupants have an increased risk of injury.

KZRV will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sofa back with a back that isn't as tall, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 16. Owners may contact KZRV customer service at 800-768-4016 extension 154 or 153. KZRV's number for this recall is KZ-2018-01.


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.