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RV Business: Friesen warns of challenges ahead as RV sales escalate

(July 14, 2017) -- While that’s great news for manufacturers and dealers, it also exposes long-building issues: the need for more camp sites and for enhancements to customer support, especially in parts and warranty. It’s hard to say which is the biggest challenge right now, but they could be termed problems 1 and 1A. Read More »

RVIA announces lithium-ion battery webinar

(July 14, 2017) -- Join RVIA on July 25 at 2 p.m. EST for a webinar on “Drop In” lithium-ion battery installations presented by industry experts and RVIA members Denis Phares and Sean Nichols, co-founders of Dragonfly Energy.  Read More »

Shipments topped 40,000 for third straight month

(July10, 2017) -- The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association's (RVIA's) May Survey of manufacturers found RV wholesale shipments finished above 40,000 for the third month. Monthly wholesale shipments reached 45,853; an increase of 20.8 percent compared to May 2016. Year-to-date wholesale shipment totals are 209,014 units, up 12.2% compared to this point last year. Read More »

RVIA releases 2016 RV Industry Profile

(June 29, 2017) -- The 2016 Industry Profile provides a detailed look at RV production and shipment statistics, including historical comparisons of shipment figures and dollar volume as well as production breakdowns by product type and shipment destination. Read More »

RV Pro: RVIA seeks to absorb RVAA

(June 27, 2017) -- “The RVAA board has been working with RVIA on a memo of understanding in order to better navigate the logistics of such an undertaking,” the RVAA memo noted. “Two weeks ago, at the RVAA board meeting, we unanimously voted in favor of becoming one with RVIA.” Read More »

RVIA elections set for August

(June 16, 2017) -- The elections will take place online in August. Those elected to serve on the RVIA Board of Directors will begin their three-year terms Oct. 1. Each of the seats are competitive in that there are more candidates than seats available this year. Read More »

RVIA looks back upon committee week

(June 13, 2017) -- “The record-breaking participation this year in both Committee Week and Advocacy Day is indicative of the energy and enthusiasm in the membership and the RV industry," said Hugelmeyer. Read More »

RV Business: Industry convenes new parts initiative

(June 12, 2017) -- “We have a cross-functional team with a number of RV dealers and suppliers and OEMs that meets on a weekly basis to look at a number of aspects of how we deliver service to end customers, and we’re measuring and benchmarking and looking for ways to improve,” said Enyart. Read More »

RVIA releases 2016 annual report

(June 9, 2017) -- The report details the Go RVing program, government affairs and advocacy wins, shipment trends, international efforts, events information, standards and education updates and membership updates. The interactive PDF also includes videos. Read More »

RV shipments surging to highest level ever

(June 6, 2017) -- The RV industry’s shipments will reach 472,200 units in 2017, the highest annual total since the data has been collected, and a 9.6% increase from the number shipped last calendar year, announced Frank Hugelmeyer, president of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). Read More »

RVIA expects record growth to extend into 2018

(June 5, 2017) -- Shipments will reach 472,200 units in 2017, the highest annual total since the data has been collected, and a 9.6 percent increase from the number shipped last year. A new forecast predicts 487,200 units will be shipped in 2018. Read More »

RV shipments up 5.6% over April 2016

(May 25, 2017) -- Monthly shipments totaled 42,295 -- an increase of 5.6 percent compared to last April. Year-to-date wholesale RV shipments have reached 163,161 units, up 10.1 percent when compared to totals through last April 2016. Read More »