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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 »

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 »