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Bontrager: 2015 off to a strong start

(March 4, 2015) -- "When you combine more affordable gas prices with low interest rates, strong credit availability, lower unemployment, and a rising stock market then you have all the ingredients for another robust year for the RV industry," Bontrager wrote. Read More »

RVIA makes plans for 2015 Committee Week

(March 4, 2015) -- Over the course of the five-day event May 31 to June 1, standing committees, the RVIA Executive Committee and the association's board of directors will meet to set plans for the upcoming fiscal year. The Go RVing Coalition will also meet. Read More »

Shortage of RV drivers has been filled

(March 2, 2015) -- Today, there really isn’t a shortage of RV drivers, said Doug Gaeddert, a general manager at Forest River, who called for a meeting about a year ago while serving as board chairman of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. Read More »

After years of declines, RV sales are on the rise

(Feb. 27, 2015) -- According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, manufacturers were shipping almost 400,000 units a year to dealers back in 2005 and 2006. By 2009, that number had fallen by more than half. Now, sales have grown steadily each year. Read More »

Top speakers set for RVIA annual meeting

(Jan. 29, 2015) -- “We are excited about adding John Bozella and Carlos Alcazar to our annual meeting agenda,” said RVIA President Richard Coon. “They will examine two very topical issues that will have an impact on the industry concerning the future design and marketing of RVs.” Read More »

Park model segment showed growth in 2014

(Jan. 29, 2015) -- The single largest shipment state for park models in 2014 was Arizona at 421 units shipped. Texas came in second with 356 units shipped while California was third with 281 units. Other states seeing robust shipment numbers include Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Read More »

What recession? RV shipments hit eight-year high

(Jan. 29, 2015) -- “It’s only fitting that the remarkable year that the RV industry has enjoyed would be capped off by the best December for the RV market in nine years,” said Coon. “The RV industry saw vibrant growth last year thanks to improving economic conditions and the deeply held preferences that consumers have for RV travel and camping. Read More »

RVIA releases year-end shipment report

(Jan. 26, 2015) -- "For the year as a whole, all RV shipments reached an eight-year best of 356,735 total units in 2014, a gain of 11.1 percent over the previous year," said Baker. "This was the fifth consecutive annual increase and the fourth double digit percentage gain in RV shipments since the end of the last recession." Read More »

HUD indefinitely delays enforcement of RV porches

(Jan. 20, 2015) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will not be enforcing to its interpretation that park model RV porches count toward the 400 square foot limit (as measured) on those types of RVs, the RV Industry Association announced today. Read More »

Great American Country hosts RV special

(Jan. 16, 2015) -- This is the 17th consecutive year that Scripps Networks, which owns HGTV and GAC, has produced this special showcasing new RV products and trends in a one-hour program. The special has drawn consistently high ratings and has stimulated traffic to the websites for HGTV, GAC and Go RVing. Read More »

RVIA readies for annual meeting

(Jan. 15, 2015) -- “This year’s event will feature a combination of committee meetings, seminars, presentations and networking events that will provide information and ideas to help members plan for 2015 and beyond," said Coon. Read More »

NATM, RVIA to host webinar on defect investigations

(Jan. 15, 2015) --“Attendees are gaining valuable insight and information on how and why NHTSA investigations are conducted; a company’s responsibility when receiving a request for an investigation from NHTSA; and, the rules and procedures that apply to federal early warning reporting requirements," said Hopkins. Read More »

RVIA announces new committee chairs

(Jan. 15, 2015) -- “The work done by the committees under their leadership is critically important to RVIA’s efforts to advance the RV industry. We are very appreciative for their willingness to serve," said Bontrager. Read More »