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 .

Lance, Keystone and Gulf Stream on NHTSA Recall List

Thu Mar 1, 2018

151611783938413.pngLance Camper Manufacturing Corp. is recalling 2,054 2018 recreational trailers, models 1475, 1575, 1685, 1995, 2185, 2285, 2295, 2375 and 2465, equipped with a Smart-Jack model power tongue jack. The laminated plastic touch pad on the jack could crack or separate allowing water to enter, potentially causing the jack to operate unintentionally.

If the jack retracts or extends unintentionally, it can increase the risk of injury to those within the trailer or increase the risk of a crash if the jack moves while the trailer is being towed.

REMEDY:
Lance will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power tongue jack, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin Feb. 26. Owners can contact Lance customer service at 661-949-3322.

Keystone RV Company is recalling 312 2018 Summerland recreational trailers, model 1800BH. These vehicles could have an improperly sealed refrigerator compartment, possibly allowing carbon monoxide or propane gas to enter the living area.
If carbon monoxide or propane enters the living quarters, there would be an increased risk of injury to the occupants.

REMEDY:
Keystone will notify owners, and dealers will remove the refrigerator, seal the compartment and reinstall the refrigerator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 12. Owners can contact Keystone customer service at 866-425-4369. Keystone's number for this recall is 18-312.

Gulf Stream Coach, Inc. is recalling 15b2018 Geo and Matrix recreational trailers. The Federal Certification Labels on these vehicles could incorrectly list the kilogram (Kg) weight rating of the rear axle as 182 Kg (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 lbs./1996kg, but the rear axle information is incorrectly listed as 4,400 pounds/1814kg. The discrepancy in information could cause owner confusion.

REMEDY:
Gulf Stream will notify owners, and will provide corrected labels, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin Feb. 28. Owners can contact Gulf Stream customer service at 800-289-8787.

Owners also can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov. Consumers and dealers can use the VIN Look-Up tool to see if their vehicle is affected.