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 .

NHTSA Posts RV Recall Notices

Mon Jan 7, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

154083379065339.jpgThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announces three recalls affecting Keystone, Winnebago and Heartland brands.

Certain of Keystone RV Co.’s 2019 Montana recreational trailers may have defective welds on the axle spindles that could cause the spindle and wheel assembly to detach from the axle. Keystone estimates that up to 169 units may be affected. The remedy is that, beginning Jan. 21, Keystone will notify owners to have dealers inspect the axle tag and replace it as necessary, free of charge. The recall ID number is 18V853.

Winnebago Industries Inc. may have up to 152 of its 2018-2019 Forza model units in which the LP lines may have been installed without edge protection where the lines pass through a closeout panel, potentially resulting in damaged fuel lines and fuel leaks. The remedy is that, beginning Jan. 18, Winnebago will notify owners to have dealers inspect the closeout panel and install edge protection as necessary, free of charge. The recall ID number is 18V855.

Heartland Recreational Vehicles may have up to 847 2019 Elk Ridge, Elk Ridge Express, Milestone, Pioneer, Sundance and Sundance XLT fifth-wheel units on which the forward reflectors on both sides of the unit may not have been installed. These vehicles fail to comply with requirements set out in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment.” The remedy is that, beginning Jan. 21, Heartland will notify owners to have dealers install the missing reflectors free of charge. The recall ID number is 18V852.