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 .

Keystone, Gulf Stream, Triple E Issue Recalls

Thu Feb 22, 2018

Keystone RV Company is recalling 218 CrossRoads 2018 Sunset trailers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration These trailers may have Sterling Sport tires that are rated for 1,760 pounds instead of tires that intended to be rated for 2,040 pounds.

The incorrect tires may be overloaded, possibly resulting in tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.


Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tires with the correct load rated tires, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 30, 2018. Owners may contact Keystone customer service at 1-866-425-4369. Keystone's number for this recall is 18-313.

Gulf Stream Coach Inc. is recalling 15 2018 Geo and Matrix recreational trailers. The Federal Certification Labels on these vehicles may incorrectly list the kilogram weight rating of the rear axle as 182 kilograms (401.31 pounds) below its actual capacity. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification." The axle information for the front axle is correctly listed as 4400 pounds/1996 kilograms, but the rear axle information is incorrectly listed as 4400 pounds/1814 kilograms. The discrepancy in information may cause the owner confusion.


Gulf Stream will notify owners, and will provide corrected labels, free of charge. The recall will begin February 28, 2018. Interest parties may contact Gulf Stream customer service at 1-800-289-8787.

Triple E Recreational Vehicles (Triple E) is recalling 1,159 2002-2009 RVs. The recalled models consist of Invitation and Embassy recreational vehicles, 2002-2012 Regency, Regal, Senator and Topaz recreational vehicles, 2002-2010 Signature, Commander and Empress recreational vehicles, 2005-2013 Regency GT recreational vehicles, 2011-2013 MOT Trailers, 2012 Roughneck trailers (NT300), 2008-2013 Free Flight, Serenity (S24CB), Liberio (L24CB)and Free Spirit recreational vehicles and 2010-2013 Unity 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 here In the event of a fire, if the fire extinguisher does not function properly, it can increase the risk of injury.


Triple E will notify owners, instructing them to contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 26, 2018. Owners may contact Kidde customer service at 1-855-262-3540 or online at www.kidde.com and click on "Product Safety Recall" for more information. Triple E's number for this recall is CA#8894-1.