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 and Thor on Recall List This Week

Fri Mar 2, 2018

151611783938413.pngKeystone RV Company (Keystone) is recalling 1,747 2018 Crossroads Zinger and Longhorn recreational trailers. The ground wire at the GFCI receptacle could be improperly installed, possibly resulting in an electrical short.

An electrical short can increase the risk of a fire.

Keystone will notify owners, and dealers, free of charge, will inspect the connection at the GFCI receptacle, correcting the ground wire connection as necessary. 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 18-314.

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) is recalling 65 2018-2019 Outlaw recreational vehicles, model 29J. The sofa seat belt bracket might not meet the strength requirements and might not adequately restrain an occupant in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages."

If the bracket does not meet the strength requirements, the anchorage could fail in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

TMC will notify owners, and dealers, free of charge, will install a new bracket. The recall is expected to begin April 19. Owners ca contact TMC customer service at 877-855-2867. TMC's number for this recall is RC000151.

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.

Dealers and consumers can use the VIN look-up tool to see if their vehicles are affected.