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RV shipments post big increases in February

(March 29, 2016) -- "Increased employment and greater consumer discretionary income have been the driving force behind recent consumer spending increases lifting RV shipments totals along the way," said Baker. "This month’s total was the best February in 39 years and represents an annualized rate of more than 425,000 units." Read More »

RVIA honors industry leaders at annual meeting

(March 15, 2016) — During the Annual Membership Meeting at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain on March 1, in Tucson, Ariz., RVIA honored industry leaders who have made outstanding contributions to the association and the RV industry last year. Read More »

RVIA President Hugelmeyer updates members

(March 15, 2016) — Speaking at RVIA's Annual Membership Meeting at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in Tucson, Ariz., earlier this month, RVIA President Frank Hugelmeyer updated members on his focus since taking the helm of the association last October. Read More »

Podcast 85: RVIA futurist plus MyRVDestinations

Podcast episode 85 of RV Industry News opens with an overview of a presentation made during the RV Industry Association’s annual meeting in Tucson. Futurist Jack Uldrichspoke to industry leaders about what he sees happening in the future and the possible impact it could have on the RV industry. This week’s guest is Cory Heward, founder of MyRVDestinations.com, a new website that offers the ability to search for campgrounds, but also for RV-friendly places near them. Best of all, the site encourages local people to submit their recommendations for fun things to do in their areas. Read More »

Bontrager reports on strength of RV market and RVIA

(March 2, 2016) — In remarks at RVIA’s Annual Membership Meeting on March 1, in Tucson, Ariz., RVIA Chairman of the Board Derald Bontrager told members that RV shipments are expected to continue to grow in 2016 and that the association is as robust as the surging RV market. Read More »

RVIA honors industry leaders at annual meeting

(March 2, 2016) — During the Annual Membership Meeting at the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain on March 1, in Tucson, Ariz., RVIA honored industry leaders who made outstanding contributions to the association and the RV industry last year. Read More »

RVIA’s annual meeting begins today

TUCSON, Ariz. — When RVIA members gather this week for the 2016 Annual Meeting, they will do so at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Resort just outside of Tucson. The setting is a fitting one for an industry that has climbed its way back to the top after declining from 2007 through 2009 when the economy began to weaken, the Great Recession took its grip and the beginning of the recovery was much slower than expected, said RVIA President Frank Huglemeyer. “Now, as industry leaders gather to discuss association activities, attend informative seminars, and network with friends and colleagues, they are quite literally on top of the mountain,” he explained. “The arrive with strong sales, an imbued sense of customer service and product innovation, and a core commitment to confront together issues and problems as they arise.” “I’m excited for my first annual meeting as president,” said Huglemeyer, who began serving Oct. 1 after succeeding Richard Coon. “Dove Mountain is an idyllic western setting for those who want to network on the deck or on the world class golf course,” he explained. “And inside, there will be plenty of activities, from committee meetings to presentations by two timely guest speakers.” Today will be “arrival day” for this year’s annual meeting, with an executive committee meeting in the morning, and a board of directors’ meeting in the afternoon. The registration desk will be open for all attendees between 1 and 6 p.m. Mountain time, and the welcome reception will be held that evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 1 is the jam-packed core day of the annual meeting, with breakfast from 7 to 8 a.m., followed by the membership meeting from 8 to 10:30 a.m. After a refreshment break, attendees will hear from renowned futurist Jack Uldrich at 11 a.m., whose presentation is titled “The Big AHA.” Lunch will be followed by a very timely 1 p.m. presentation on presidential politics and the outlook for the economy by pollster Neil Newhouse. March 1 also happens to be the day of the 2016 version of “super Tuesday,” in which voters from 15 states, many in the south, will be making their presidential primary choices. After an afternoon break, the annual chairman’s reception will be held from 6:30 to  7:30 p.m., followed immediately by the chairman’s dinner. The annual meeting will be a wrap March 2 with departures and RVIA Activity Day, including ... Read More »