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 Releases Latest RV Recall List

Mon Mar 11, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

154998714677212.pngThe U.S. Dept. of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) released the following list of recent RV-related recalls:

Winnebago Industries, Inc. is recalling certain 2012-2018 Winnebago ERA motorhomes. The overhead cabinet shelf may have been improperly attached, allowing the cabinet face to detach and fall into the cab area.

Winnebago’s remedy is to notify owners and dealers will install two support brackets, additional screws, and a maximum capacity warning label, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a recall start date. The potential number of units affected is 3,351.

Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC is recalling certain 2019 Prowler and Trail Runner recreational trailers. The trailers were equipped with Load Range D tires instead of Load Range E tires.

Heartland’s remedy is to notify owners, and dealers will replace the tires with ones of the correct load range, free of charge. The recall began Feb. 14, 2019. Heartland's number for this recall is 99.01.46. The potential number of units affected is 14.

Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC is recalling certain 2019 Prowler and Trail Runner recreational trailers. The Federal Certification Label may contain incorrect tire size, load range and tire pressure information. As such, these trailers fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."

Heartland’s remedy is to notify owners and provided replacement certification labels, free of charge. The recall began Feb. 14, 2019. Heartland's number for this recall is 99.01.45. The potential number of units affected is 294.

Trail King Industries, Inc. is recalling certain 2016-2017 ACS and AACS drop deck fifth wheel trailers equipped with fifth wheel plates that have a 14-inch king pin setting and ¼-inch plate. The fifth wheel coupler plate on these vehicles may crack, potentially allowing the trailer to detach from the tractor.

Trail King’s remedy is to notify owners, and dealers will replace the coupler plate, free of charge. The recall began on March 1, 2019. Trail King's number for this recall is TK201901. The potential number of units affected is 80.

Forest River, Inc. is recalling certain 2019 Glaval Entourage motorhomes and 2017-2018 Berkshire Coach Ultra motorhomes built on a Ford chassis and equipped with an engine block heater. Water and contaminants may get into the block heater cable's splice connector causing corrosion and damage to the connector, which can result in an electrical short.

Forest River’s remedy is to notify owners, and Ford dealers will inspect the block heater cable and replace it if damage is found. If no damage is found, the terminal connector will be packed with grease and reconnected. The repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on Feb. 6, 2019. Forest River's number for this recall is 51-0940. The potential number of units affected is 11.

Forest River, Inc. is recalling certain 2018 XLR recreational trailers, models XLT26HFS, XLT26HFS-W, and XLT27KW. The affected trailers were not equipped with a liquid propane (LP)/carbon monoxide (CO) detector.

Forest River’s remedy is to notify owners, and dealers will install an LP/CO detector, free of charge. The recall began Feb. 6, 2019. Forest River's number for this recall is 45-0931. The potential number of units affected is seven.

Keystone RV Company is recalling certain 2019 Montana recreational trailers, models 3855BR and 3854BR. The adjustment bolt for the kitchen slide may be too long, allowing it to make contact with the tire while moving.

Keystone’s remedy is to notify owners, and dealers will replace the adjustment bolt with a correct length adjustment bolt, and replace the dinette slide room adjustment mechanism, free of charge. The recall began on Feb. 7, 2019. Keystone's number for this recall is 19-341. The potential number of units affected is 121.

Spartan Motors USA is recalling certain 2019-2020 Specialty K1 motorhome chassis equipped with independent front suspension and front drum brakes. The cotter pins may be missing or improperly installed at the actuator rod of the front slack adjuster for the front brakes.

Spartan’s remedy is to notify owners, and service centers will inspect the cotter pin installation, properly installing the pin and adjusting the brakes as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2019. Spartan's number for this recall is 19001. The potential number of units affected is 73.