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.

RV Safety Recalls for Airstream and Coachmen

Mon Jun 10, 2019

156020029476993.pngThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following recall notices:

Airstream Inc. is recalling certain of its 2018-2020 travel trailers including the Classic, Flying Cloud, Globetrotter, International, Nest, Sport and Tommy Bahama models. The issue is that the spare tire carrier may come in contact with the ground while the trailer is moving causing the spare tire and the trailer to become separated. The remedy is that Airstream will notify dealers and owners and dealers will install corrected spare tire carrier brackets free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 28, 2019. Airstream’s number for this recall is 19V334. The potential number of units affected is 1,848.

Forest River is recalling certain of its Coachmen 2019 and 2020 Beyond, Crossfit and Galleria type B motorhomes. The issue is that undersized wiring was installed unprotected on certain vehicles which could cause the wire to melt possibly causing fire, injury or property damage. The remedy is that Forest River will inform dealers and owners and dealers will replace the wiring free of charge. The recall began May 23, 2019. Forest River’s number for this recall is 19V336.