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RVs exempt from N.J. ‘Right to Repair’ legislation

(Jan. 30, 2014) -- “RVIA works to exempt RVs from right-to-repair legislation because these initiatives are aimed at the automobile and light truck markets and have provisions that the RV industry is simply not able to comply with because of the differences in the vehicles and the industries,” said Landers. Read More »

RV shipments jump 12.4 percent in 2013

(Jan. 27, 2014) -- This was nearly twice the annual total of 2009 and marked the fourth consecutive annual increase. It was also the largest December total in six years and marked the 24th consecutive monthly increase dating back to December 2011, said Baker. Read More »

RV show premiers on Great American Country

(Jan. 15, 2014) -- This marks the 16th consecutive year that Scripps Networks, which owns HGTV and GAC, has showcased new RV products and trends in a one-hour program. The RV program has been a highly rated program and a draw to their website, RVIA noted. Read More »

Date set for RVIA annual meeting

(Jan. 15, 2014) -- “The annual meeting is the ideal venue for our members to come together and develop the relationships that are so crucial to success,” said Coon. “I’ve heard from so many people that attending this event opened their eyes to all the association does on behalf of the industry.” Read More »

Hutya to retire from RVIA

(Jan. 13, 2014) -- Responsibility for the National RV Trade Show and the California RV Show will now fall under the direction of James Ashurst, who will hire a shows executive director. The planning of all other RVIA meetings and events will be handled by Doreen Cashion. Read More »

RV loans continue to be good risk for lenders

(Jan. 2, 2013) -- The charge off rate for wholesale loans for dealers was 0.4 percent, while the rate for consumer loans was 1.41 percent, the report noted. On the consumer side, a total of 92,755 loans were made in 2012 totaling $3.8 billion. A total of $15 billion remained outstanding from prior-year loans. A total of 448,257 people were making payments on RV loans. Read More »

RV shipments post a 5.8 percent jump in November

(Dec. 30, 2013) -- Year to date, total shipments have grown 12.2 percent to 299,451 units through November 2013, the largest total in six years, RVIA records show. Shipments of all towable RVs have risen 9.7 percent to 264,019 units while motorhome shipments shot up up 36 percent to 35,432 units, both were six year bests. Read More »

RVIA chairman says industry points to bright future

(Dec. 17, 2013) -- ”If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times, and I’ll keep on saying it because I truly believe that our collective effort to promote RV ownership through Go RVing’s advertising campaign and RVIA’s public relations efforts is some of the most important work we do,” said Gaeddert. Read More »

RVIA receives Orange County ADA Award

(Dec. 13, 2013) -- “The whole idea of Bret Michaels coming to the show was to promote the advocacy of the American Diabetes Association,“ said Gaither. “While Bret greeted our guests at the show, we pledged the gate proceeds from one day at the show to the ADA.” Read More »

Bob Ashley receives RVIA’s journalism award

(Dec. 12, 2013) -- Ashley has covered the RV industry for nearly 20 years as both a trade writer for RV Business and a reporter for enthusiast publications such as Motorhome and Trailer Life. He specializes in writing about the research, development and production of RVs and in his career has covered the industry’s evolution in product development from the frontlines. Read More »

Sports Illustrated writer talks RVs in Louisville

(Dec. 12, 2013) -- According to King, a bad flying experience a couple years ago – one that prevented him from getting from one NFL training camp to another in time to write his story – got him thinking about using an RV for his annual visits to NFL training camps. Read More »

RV industry recovery focus of national, local media coverage

(Dec. 12, 2013) -- The RV industry’s recovery and bright prospects for 2014 were the focus of media coverage from the 51st Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, RVIA reported. News of the industry’s rebound on display at the show appeared in four national media organizations, as well as an array of local outlets in Louisville and Indiana. Read More »

Louisville attendance falls short of projections

(Dec. 6, 2013) -- A total of 7,751 people attended this year’s event, up 93 people or 1 percent compared to the final 2012 attendance figures. Attendance by “buyers” — RV dealers, accessory store owners, campground owners and warehouse distributors — had been off 4 percent for the first two days, but closed out at -3 percent. Read More »

Buyers off by 4 percent on Day 2 of trade show

(Dec. 5, 2013) -- "Through the second day of show, we are very pleased with how the event is going," said Bill Baker, RVIA senior director of communication. "A 1 percent increase in overall attendance is good news. But, more importantly, we are encouraged by the level of sales activity at the exhibits and the general mood of people at the show." Read More »