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 .
Fri Feb 23, 2018
Lippert Components, Inc. is recalling 28 Ford F53 chassis reduced from a standard wheelbase of 208 inches to 190 inches for use by Forest River in Coachmen and Mirada recreational vehicles. The driveshaft may be misaligned, possibly resulting in excessive vibration at highway speeds. The vibration may cause driveshaft damage, disabling the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.
LCI will notify owners, and Forest River dealers will replace the two-piece driveshaft with a three-piece driveshaft, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 1. Owners may contact LCI customer service at 574-538-4514. LCI's number for this recall is 2018-001-59.