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RVIA advocates for increased public lands access

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(April 28, 2017) -- “The states are doing the right thing and private campgrounds are all over this, but at the national level, the parks need help. Public-private partnerships could help the national parks compete at a faster pace," Landers said. Read More »

Recreation leaders look at expansion, improvements

Pictured: Frank Hugelmeyer, RVIA President; Bob Martin, Thor Industries CEO; Mike Reynolds, National Park Service Acting Director; Phil Ingrassia, RVDA President; and Doug Domenech Senior Advisor and White House liaison for the Department of Interior.

(April 24, 2017) -- “Never before has an industry coalition with all outdoor recreation sectors come together with a unified voice to offer its assistance in improving visitor experiences on America’s public land and waters. Our great outdoors are a unifying force in an era of political divisions," said Hugelmeyer. Read More »

RV shipments up significantly

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(April 24, 2017) -- All towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, reached a total of 41,766 units for the month, up 16.8 percent over the 35,763 units shipped in March 2016. Motorhome shipments are also up 16.8 percent for the month at 5,813 units, compared to 4,977 units last March. Read More »

RVIA helps states clarify park model definition

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(April 21, 2017) -- The RV Industry Association successfully worked with two more states, Idaho and Virginia, to enact bills that define park model RVs (PMRV) as a type of recreation vehicle while also defeating a bill in New Mexico to define PMRVs as manufactured housing. Read More »

One week remains to register for NHTSA seminar

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(April 21, 2017) -- More than 300 people attended last year’s seminar about NHTSA processes that affect the RV industry, reporting requirements and best practices. This year’s seminar will expand on these topics and present a series of five case studies that explain the rules and regulations in more detail. Read More »

FMCSA renews CDL exemption for transporters

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(April 20, 2017) -- The exemption renewal covers employees of all driveaway companies in the United States as well as RV manufacturers and dealers transporting RVs between manufacturing sites and dealer locations and for movements prior to first retail sale. Read More »

RVIA OEM members can accompany RV inspectors

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(April 10, 2017) -- This opportunity will allow management representatives to witness how the RVIA inspector interacts with the plant-level contact and how a critical part of standards inspection service is devoted to providing education on the applicable codes and standards. Read More »

RVIA launches research initiative into show timing

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(April 17, 2017) -- “To ensure that the RV National Show can relaunch itself as the gathering place for the industry, it’s our responsibility to carefully study and take action when needed to strengthen the event and guarantee that manufacturers, suppliers and dealers are achieving their business objectives,” said Crawford Read More »

Opinion: Kudos to RVIA for exercising proper oversight

Accounting Ledger Book, Numbers, Pile Bean Counter

(April 14, 2017) -- I received an email last night from RVIA that the association had uncovered financial misconduct involving a mid-level employee to the tune of $75,000. We don't know any of the details, nor do we know which employee was terminated as a result. This type of news is never fun to share, but it appears to me that RVIA squelched the problem before it became a major issue. Read More »

RVIA staffer terminated for financial misconduct

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(April 14, 2017) -- "Because RVIA considers its proper stewardship of every member dollar to be its highest priority, we are treating this incident as a serious breach of trust," said Parish. "Every effort will be made to ensure that the investigation is thorough and transparent." Read More »

RV Caucus gains new member

Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) visited RVIA headquarters April 3.

(April 6, 2017) -- Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) visited RVIA headquarters April 3 in Reston, Va. She met with RVIA staff, did a question-and-answer session, toured an RV and met the government affairs and leadership teams. She also announced her intention to join the RV Caucus. Read More »

Wholesale shipments continue meteoric climb

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(March 28, 2017) -- All towable RVs led by conventional travel trailers reached a total of 33,852, a gain of 7.5 percent over last month’s total of 28,931. Motorhome shipments reached a total 5,606 units with a 17.1 percent gain compared to February 2016. Read More »

Exhibit space opens soon for California RV Show

2017 California RV Show

(March 24, 2017) -- The new show layout will have room for 1,325 RVs in 1 million-square-feet of space with a beautifully landscaped campground front entrance. Manufacturers will be bringing their new 2018 models for the public to see for the first time. Read More »