2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

The new RVs Move America Economic Impact Study, released June 3, 2019 at the annual meeting of RVIA, revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supporting nearly 600,000 jobs, contributing more than $32 billion in wages, and paying more than $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes. The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, RVIA chairman, and Onan/Cummins Director of Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care.

For more information on the $114 billion total economic impact and what it includes, click here.

NHTSA Issues Latest RV Recall List

Tue Feb 12, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

154998714677212.pngThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released its latest RV recall list:

Forest River Inc. is recalling certain 2019 Coachmen Apex trailers. The inner hub bearings may not have been sufficiently greased, which can cause the bearings to overheat and fail. The remedy is Forest River will notify owners and dealers will inspect and repair the hubs and bearings, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on Feb. 4 and 128 units are affected. Forest River’s number for this recall is 51-0923.

Heartland Recreational Vehicles is recalling certain Milestone trailers, model 377MB. The liquid propane (LP) gas hose for the water heater may have been improperly secured with a zip tie. If the zip tie fails, the hose may contact the tire. The remedy is Heartland will notify owners, and dealers will secure the hose with a P-clamp and replace the LP hose if damage is found, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin on Feb. 11 and 78 units are affected. Heartland's number for this recall is 99.01.44.

Forest River is recalling certain 2019 Forest River Salem and Wildwood trailers. The clearance lights on these vehicles may not work due to being incorrectly wired. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment." Forest River’s remedy is to notify owners and dealers will correct the clearance light wiring, free of charge. The recall began Dec. 18, 2018 and affects five units. Forest River's number for this recall is 63-0921.

Newmar Corp.is recalling certain 2018-2019 Newmar Essex, Ventana LE, Ventana, London Aire and Mountain Aire vehicles. The brake caliper mounting bolts may not have been sufficiently tightened. Newmar’s remedy is to notify owners, and Daimler Trucks North America dealers will inspect and tighten the brake caliper mounting bolts, free of charges. The recall began Jan. 10, 2019 and affects 308 units. Newmar's number for this recall is 18V-703.

Keystone RV Co. is recalling certain 2018-2019 Keystone Raptor trailers. The quick disconnect rubber propane line may be incorrectly routed, allowing the outside grill to be stored while the fuel supply is still on and the flame is still lit. Keystone’s remedy is to notify owners, and dealers will replace the quick disconnect rubber propane line with a line that must be disconnected prior to storing the grill, free of charge. The recall began on Jan. 14, 2019 and affects 152 units. Keystone's number for this recall is 19-343.

Forest River is recalling certain 2019 Rockport vehicles. The federal placard may indicate an incorrect Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) which can allow the vehicle to be overloaded. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification." Forest River’s remedy is to notify owners, and dealers will replace the Federal placard with a corrected placard, free of charge. The recall began Jan. 18, 2018 and affects 142 units. Forest River's number for this recall is 51-0919.