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 Safety Recalls for Forest River RVs

Tue Jul 2, 2019
Author: RV News

156173754687499.pngThe National Highway Traffic Administration on Monday issued several recalls for Forest River RVs. The manufacturer is recalling certain 2017 to 2020 Coachmen Chapparal, Chapparal Lite, Chapparal X-Lite and Shasta Phoenix trailers. The outside kitchen may be equipped with a standard outlet and not a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protected outlet.

Forest River is expected to notify owners and dealers will replace the standard 110-volt outlet a GFCI. The recall is scheduled to begin July 31.

Forest River also is recalling certain 2019 to 2020 Georgetown and FR3 motorhomes. The slim-rack slide out mechanisms may activate unintentionally, moving the slide room in or out unexpectedly.

Forest River will notify owners, and dealers will provide a new controller and switch for the slide-out mechanism, free of charge. The recall is expected to start July 31.

Forest River is recalling certain 2019 to 2020 Cherokee trailers, model CKT294BH. The federally-required placard shows incorrect cargo carrying capacity and GVWR information, which may result in the trailer being overloaded.

Forest River has notified owners and is providing accurate replacement placards. The recall began June 24.

Additionally, Forest River is recalling certain 2020 Work and Play fifth wheel (WPF33W17) trailers. The 12 and 110-volt cables for an optional generator may not be isolated from objects stored in its compartment, which can result in an electrical short.

Forest River will notify owners and dealers will isolate the wires in the generator compartment so that they can’t short. The recall is expected to begin July 31.

Finally, Forest River is recalling certain 2017 to 2018 Berkshire Coach Ultra UL1912 and UL1913 motorhomes. Water and contaminants may get into the block heater cable’s splice connector, causing corrosion and damage.

Forest River will notify owners and Ford dealers will disable the vehicle’s engine block heater cable, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 24.

Owners may call Forest River customer service at 541-995-3447. For more information, click here.