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ITA renews grant to RVIA to boost exports to Asia

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(Feb. 11, 2016) — Thanks to the International Trade Administration’s (ITA) renewal of RVIA’s participation in the highly competitive Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP), an additional $300,000 is available to support RVIA’s Asia Initiative through the end of the third quarter of 2018. Read More »

Go RVing ups its media game plan

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(Feb. 11, 2016) — Today’s media environment offers more options than ever to inspire consumers to learn about the RV experience and Go RVing is upping its game again this year to ensure that all the bases are covered, a release from the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). Read More »

RV shipments finish strong in 2015

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(Jan. 29, 2016) -- For the year as a whole, all RV shipments reached 374,246 total units, an increase over 2014 of 4.9 percent and the best yearly total since 2006. This year marked the sixth consecutive annual increase in RV shipments since the end of the last recession, said Baker. Read More »

Lance Camper winner is all smiles

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(Jan. 25, 2016) — When Victor Finegold attended the 63rd RVIA California RV Show on Oct. 17, 2015 he filled out the Sweepstakes Entry Form, as did 10,000 other people, not knowing he would become the winner of a new 2016 Lance 1575 Ultra-Light travel trailer. Read More »

RVs provide home away from home for retirees

(Jan. 18, 2016) -- According to the RVIA, RV ownership is on the rise. The number of RV-owning households in the U.S. is around 8.9 million, up from 7.9 million a decade ago. About 8.5 percent of households in the U.S. now own RVs. Retirees make up a big chunk of RV buyers. Read More »

RVIA warns of e-mail scam

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(Dec. 15, 2015) -- The RV Industry Association has learned of a company offering to sell the attendee list for the 2015 National RV Trade Show through an email solicitation, the organization reported today. Read More »

RVIA show draws heavy media attention

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RESTON, Va. — The National RV Trade Show once again served as the focal point of media attention with national broadcast and print outlets reporting on the industry’s strong recent performance and continued prospects for growth in the year ahead, the RV Industry Association reported today. Coverage highlights included: An Associated Press story that appeared in outlets nationwide, including ABC News, The New York Times, US News and World Report and Chicago Tribune, reporting the RV market has reached pre-recession levels with the momentum expected to continue into 2016. “Bloomberg Markets” aired an interview with Thor’s Bob Martin from the show floor on the bright prospects for his company and the RV industry. Bloomberg Business published a positive story on the RV industry that focused on Forest River, reporting that Warren Buffett made the right decision to get in the RV business with the industry heading for one of its best years on record. The Wall Street Journal interviewed several industry leaders, including Thor’s Bob Martin, Grand Design’s Don Clark, Winnebago’s Scott Degnan, Forest River’s Doug Gaeddert and RVIA’s Mac Bryan for an article that is too appear soon. The RV show received extensive coverage in local media outlets as well. For a complete run-down of show coverage in the mainstream media, visit the news room at SOURCE: RV Industry Association press release Read More »

OPINION: It’s time to combine shows

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(Dec. 8, 2015) -- Combining shows by offering a full range of dealer training, plus networking opportunities to meet with suppliers, meetings with manufacturers and the ability to look at acres of new products would be a HUGE plus for the RV industry. It’s the only way to ensure the viability of a giant all-industry show. Read More »

Third day no help to Louisville buyer attendance

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(Dec. 4, 2015) -- While overall attendance was up by 3 percent, total buyers were down 1 percent after the 2015 National RV Trade Show closed yesterday, the RV Industry Association reported today. his year, total buyers accounted for 36.12 percent of all show attendees. Last year, buyers represented 37.42 percent of all participants. Read More »