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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 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 »

Record snowbirds migrate to Sunbelt campgrounds

(Feb. 25, 2014) -- Campgrounds in southern California, Texas, Florida and Arizona are seeing a boom in occupancy for December to March with travelers seeking a respite from this winter's ravaging snow and plummeting temperatures, RVIA reported today. Read More »

RVIA releases Committee Week schedule

RESTON, Va. — The RV Industry Association’s Committee Week 2014 is set for June 1 to 5 at the Mayflower Renaissance Washington in Washington, D.C. During the five-day event, the association’s standing committees, executive committee and board of directors meet to plan the organization’s agenda for the upcoming fiscal year. The Go RVing Coalition also meets at this event June 2. In addition to the full schedule of committee meetings, other key events planned for Committee Week include: The 2015 RV Market Outlook – Dr. Richard Curtin, director of consumer research at the University of Michigan, will provide his first forecast for the RV market in 2015 and discuss the current economic climate. RVIA’s Capitol Hill Advocacy Day – RVIA members will visit Capitol Hill to meet with legislators and their staff to discuss key legislative and regulatory issues critical to the RV industry. Networking Events – Several joint-committee luncheons and receptions will give Committee Week participants the opportunity to establish, renew and build upon the relationships critical to business success. The Mayflower Renaissance Washington is a luxury hotel and historic landmark. Proclaimed by President Truman to be Washington, D.C.’s “Second Best Address” after the White House, the hotel is on the National Registry of Historic Places and a Historic Hotel of America. Located just blocks from the White House, metro stops and dining and cultural hot spots, the four-diamond property offers a splendid center for exploring the city, according to RVIA. For more information about Committee Week, contact Doreen Cashion in the RVIA Meetings and Shows Department at 703.620.6003, Ext. 324 or dcashion@rvia.org. SOURCE: RV Industry Association press release Read More »

Colo. man wins RVIA tailgating sweepstakes

(Feb. 20, 2014) -- Chosen from more than 155,000 entries, Christopher Skram took delivery of the 2014 Keystone Passport 2250 Ultra-Light travel trailer at Windish RV in Lakewood, Colo., Feb. 12, along with his wife, Alice. Read More »

RVIA Park Model Committee sets agenda

(Feb. 20, 2014) -- “This change, along with dozens of technical changes, will improve the safety of park models and also catch the A119.5 standard up with the reality of what the PMRV segment of the RV industry is today in terms of what our customers and campgrounds expect and desire,” said Soard. Read More »

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 »