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.

New RV Safety Recalls to Help Avoid Falls, Fires and Crashes

Mon Jun 17, 2019
Author: RV News

156077888526655.pngThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration this morning issued its latest round of safety recalls, including several potentially defective RVs that may create a risk for passengers. If repairs aren't made, the administration warns they could lead to injury or even death.

Lance Camper is recalling certain 2019 and 2020 truck campers. Some 1172 and 855S models may have a large gap between the fold-down bunk bed and a window next to the sleeping area, which could increase the risk of injury.

A remedy for the 287 potentially affected units NHTSA identified is still being developed. The recall is expected to begin July 1.

Spartan Motors is recalling some 2018 and 2019 Gladiator, MetroStar, K2, K3, and K4 emergency-response and motorhome chassis. The brake relay valve may have an air flow restriction, which could extend the distance needed to stop and increase the risk of a crash. NHTSA found 92 units fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for air brake systems.

Spartan is expected to notify manufacturers that purchased the affected. Dealers are required to inspect and replace the valves as necessary, free of charge. The recall was scheduled to start on June 14.

Keystone RV Company is recalling certain 2018 to 2020 Fuzion 429 recreational trailers. The wiring harness to the power center may have been pinched between the floor framing and chassis beam, potentially damaging the harness and increasing the risk of a fire.

NHTSA identified 52 units that were potentially affected. Keystone is expected to notify owners about the recall that is scheduled to start on July 19. Dealers will inspect and repair the wiring as needed at no cost to the owner.

Forest River is recalling certain 2017 to 2019 Shasta Revere SHT32FE recreational trailers. The liquid propane gas line may have been improperly installed through the wheel-well, exposing it to potential damage from rocks and road debris being kicked up by the tires and increasing the risk of a fire.

The manufacturer will notify owners of 37 potentially affected units about the recall scheduled to start on June 22. Dealers will reroute the gas line to better protect it from damage, free of charge.

Forest River is also recalling some 2018 to 2019 Starcraft All Star XL vehicles that have diesel engines with fuel module option number FS90301 or FS90453. The electric fuel heater within the module may overheat and cause plastic in the heater to melt and potentially catch fire. It may also lead to engine stalling.

The remedy for the recall that is expected to begin today is still under development.

For more information on the safety recalls, click here.