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 .

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.