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New HUD rule threatens future of park model RVs

(Oct. 3, 2014) -- The memorandum asserts that HUD views the 400 square foot park model RV limit as including porches, a common feature of PMRVs. “HUD suggests that this interpretation is in keeping with past guidance from the department,” said Wald. Read More »

Satellite media tour from Hershey generates buzz

(Oct. 1, 2014) -- In total, through the end of September, the satellite media tour had generated more than 300 broadcast airings in 191 media markets, and has reached a total audience of nearly 28 million. Taped segments are expected to continue airing over the next several weeks. Read More »

Registration opens for National RV Trade Show

(Sept. 30, 2014) -- The all-industry wholesale trade event will feature 57 manufacturers and 227 supplier exhibitors showcasing the latest RV models, innovative new products, and RV-related services across more than 755,000 square feet of exhibit space. More than 8,000 people are expected to attend. Read More »

Derald Bontrager to chair new RVIA board

(Sept. 29, 2014) -- “The board has elected one of the most well-liked and respected leaders in the RV industry to be the association’s next chairman,” said Coon. “Derald is a veteran of the RV industry and has been a very engaged member in the association for many years." Read More »

RVIA seeks exemption from tire duties

(Sept. 29, 2014) -- The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) and Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) are seeking an exemption for specialty trailer tires from possible import and/or antidumping duties the U.S. government is considering for car and light truck tires imported from China, Tire Business reported. Read More »

RV shipments jump by 5.8 percent over 2013

(Sept. 29, 2014) -- Towable RVs reflected the largest unit gains while motorhomes grew by the largest percentage gain, said Baker. Motorhomes represented 15 percent of all shipments in the month of August this year the highest percentage of motorhome shipments in any single month since December of 2007. Read More »

RVIA to offer free tech training track in Louisville

(Sept. 17, 2014) -- The RV Industry Association is unveiling a free comprehensive track of technical training seminars from some of the industry’s leading supplier companies during the National RV Trade Show and is providing a $200 payment to RV dealerships that have service personnel attend the sessions. Read More »

RV shipments to rise in 2014 and 2015

(Sept. 10, 2014) -- Wholesale RV shipments are forecast to reach 349,900 units in 2014, an 8.9 percent increase above the 2013 total of 321,127 units. In 2015, wholesale production is projected to reach 361,700 units, a gain of 3.4 percent over the projected 2014 total and the industry’s highest total since 2006. Read More »

New research shows RVers save money on vacations

(Sept. 4, 2014) -- The PKF study provides a vacation cost analysis using two sets of hypothetical travel parties: a four-person travel party of two adults and two children, and a two-person travel party of two adults. For a four-person travel party, the study found savings of 27 to 62 percent; a two-person travel party saved 15 to48 percent. Read More »