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RVIA Advocacy Day set for June 4

(March 27, 2014) -- “Advocacy Day is one of the highlights of Committee Week for attendees and a vitally important element in RVIA’s efforts to increase awareness of the industry and our issues at the federal level,” said Landers. Read More »

New Utah law recognizes park models as RVs

(March 27, 2014) -- The legislative initiative in Utah is part of RVIA’s continuing effort to clarify the regulation of park model RVs as a type of RV for state titling and taxation purposes. The law goes into effect Jan. 1, 2015. Read More »

RV shipments posts highest February in 8 years

(March 26, 2014) -- "In spite of continued horrid weather across most of the country, February’s wholesale deliveries to retailers brought year-to -date totals to 56,293 units, an 11.5 percent gain over the first two months last year," said Baker. "On a seasonally adjusted basis, February shipments were at an annual rate of more than 380,000 units." Read More »

RVIA will host 2014 standards webinar April 17

(March 17, 2014) -- The session which will examine the NFPA 1192 Standard on Recreational Vehicles, ANSI LV, and National Electrical code 551. Other topics will include the new NFPA code making process, the RVIA handbook process and other technical issues. Read More »

RVIA hosts state administrators meeting in Ore.

(March 13, 2014) -- “Our goal was achieved in that the state agencies discussed and agreed with the 2014 program enforcement positions recommended by RVIA,” said Perkins. “These positions will be outlined in our 2014 Handbook enforcement pages that will be available this coming April.” Read More »

Go RVing ‘Away’ campaign rolls into third year

(March 13, 2014) -- Expanding the proven mix of integrated advertising in the nation’s top television, print, digital and social media outlets, the campaign utilizes emotion-evoking messages and images designed to resonate with the target markets and continue to propel the demand for RVs forward, said Ashurst. Read More »

Coon updates members on RVIA efforts

(March 13, 2014) -- RVIA's initiatives include establishing and strengthening relationships with influential public and private campground operators, and implementing a new pilot program to “put boots on the ground” to promote industry technician training and certification programs. Read More »

Gaeddert: RVIA is stronger than ever

(March 13, 2014) -- Gaeddert also applauded the growth of the RV industry over the past several years while raising caution flags on several issues that included potential shortages of materials, the tight labor market in northern Indiana, and the current delay in having RVs transported from manufacturers to dealer lots. Read More »

RVIA honors industry leaders at annual meeting

(March 10, 2014) -- “RVIA’s awards program recognizes individuals in a variety of areas who work selflessly and diligently for the betterment of the RV industry,” said Gaeddert. “It is an honor to acknowledge those achievements.” Read More »

RVIA revises shipment projections upward

(March 7, 2014) -- "Huddled indoors, RVers experienced cabin fever that they knew would soon be relieved by exploring the great outdoors. Far from crimping RV growth prospects, the cure they sought only reinforced their strong preferences for the RV lifestyle," said Curtin. Read More »

RVIA to open regional office in Elkhart

(March 6, 2014) -- RVIA Chairman Doug Gaeddert told attendees of the association's annual meeting here that the wheels are in motion to move part of the association's offices to Elkhart. Details will be announced soon and officials hope to have the office open yet this year. Read More »

RV shipments show minor gain in January

(Feb. 28, 2014) -- "Shipment of 25,467 units was 4.5 percent greater than this same month last year and the best January total since 2007," said Baker. "Severe weather across the country affected the ability to build, ship and sell new product in January this year and there is confidence of even better results in the coming months." Read More »

RVIA and CalARVC partner on California RV Show

(Feb. 26, 2014) -- Gaither has redesigned the show layout so that attendees now enter and exit the show through the “campground” entrance featuring a park model, teepee, and unique RVs. The campground display drops the attendees right into the RVIA “camp store” exhibitor tent. Read More »