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Capitol Hill Advocacy Day highlights Committee Week

(April 24, 2015) — RVIA’s Capitol Hill Advocacy Day is always one of the most popular events at Committee Week and vitally important to the industry’s lobbying efforts at the federal level, a press release from the organization stated. This year’s event will take place on Wed., June 3. Read More »

RVIA standards group meets

(April 24, 2015) -- The RV Industry Association recently held several technical meetings for RVIA's Sizes and Weights Subcommittee, Fire & Life Safety Ad Hoc Group and Plumbing Technical Subcommittee Ad Hoc Group to review various issues. Read More »

RVIA highlights RVs in the news

(April 24, 2015) -- An array of stories covering a thriving RV industry, a diverse RV marketplace, ideas on road trips and RV resorts, and other RV tips appeared in numerous national media outlets around the country throughout late winter and early spring, the RV Industry Association announced today. Read More »

RVIA to host webinar on RV tires and usage

(April 8, 2015) -- “This is going to be a very valuable discussion among our members and two industry tire experts that will provide safety guidance as well as help all of us gain a better understanding of how to better handle tire issues and requirements," said Hopkins. Read More »

FMCSA exempts CDL requirement for delivery of certain RVs

(April 6, 2015) — RVIA scored a significant regulatory achievement for the RV industry with the recent decision by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to approve the group's application to grant an exemption from the CDL requirement for drivers delivering RVs of a certain size to dealerships or trade shows before retail sale. Read More »

RVIA preps for Committee Week May 31 to June 4

(April 3, 2015) -- Networking events such as several joint-committee luncheons and receptions, including an event at the National Zoo June 1 that will give committee week participants the opportunity to establish, renew and build upon the relationships critical to business success, RVIA noted. Read More »

RVIA adds three staff members

(April 2, 2015) -- Jessica Skerritt was appointed a director in the government affairs department. Kyle VanTassel has joined the association as a standards inspector, and Kevin Youngquist has been hired as an in-field representative for the Technicians in Training (TnT) program. Read More »

RV shipments up 4 percent over 2014 pace

(March 24, 2015) -- "In spite of winter’s disruptive patterns RV shipments have consistently outperformed recent history and continue to set new records," said Baker. "Through the first two months of 2015 shipments have reached 60,539 units, a gain of 7.5 percent compared to the same period last year." Read More »

RVIA accepting resumes for president’s position

(March 23, 2015) -- Bontrager, who is heading the group, said that the successor to retiring RVIA President Richard Coon is expected to be named following the RVIA Board of Director’s meeting taking place during Committee Week June 4 in Washington. Read More »

Retirees opt for open road over dream homes

(March 23, 2015) -- The number of people buying RVs as their permanent retirement homes has increased significantly in the last decade. Nearly one million retirees live in RVs, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association. Read More »

RVIA honors Gaeddert for service to association

(March 18, 2015) -- Bontrager said the Gaeddert led the association in a remarkable and prosperous time that saw the RV industry flourish. “Under Doug’s leadership, RVIA worked aggressively to implement programs and initiatives to help the industry continue on a path of growth,” he said. Read More »

Newmar’s Matt Miller honored by RV industry

(March 16, 2015) -- Matt Miller was honored with the Distinguished Service to the RV Industry Award for his career in heading Newmar in Nappanee, an RV manufacturer, and for his long-time service and contributions as a member of RVIA’s Board of Directors. Read More »