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How Trump's tariffs have tripped up the all-American RV industry

Reuters
How Trump's tariffs have tripped up the all-American RV industry

“We got letters from 75 percent of them demanding tariff-related price increases,” explains Gray, Renegade’s materials manager. About 85% of the recreational vehicles sold in the United States are built in and around Elkhart County, making it a popular stop for politicians to tout their visions for U.S. manufacturing – including President Donald Trump, who staged a rally here last May. The industry has taken hits from U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum and other duties on scores of Chinese-made RV parts, from plumbing fixtures to electronic components to vinyl seat covers.