Founder of RV Aftermarket Association dies

BEEBE, Ark. — The RV Aftermarket Association announced that Paul F. Tweedy, founder and president of Arkansas-based Tweedy’s Trailer Sales, died Dec. 30 in Beebe, Ark.

Tweedy was a former president of the Warehouse Distributors Association (the predecessor to the RVAA) in the 1970s.

“Paul Tweedy was one of RVAA’s original leaders and a man who has received its highest honor – the Barker Memorial Award. We are all saddened throughout the RV aftermarket at the loss of an individual who had given so much to the RV industry and our segment of it,” said Karl Etshied, RVAA executive director.

Tweedy is survived by his wife of 63 years, Irene, as well as his son, Phillip, daughter-in-law Edie; daughter Velora Green, son-in-law Stephen Green; five grandchildren; two great-grandsons; three step-great-grandsons; and one step-great-great-granddaughter.

SOURCE: RV Aftermarket Association press release

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at

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  • Don Bloom says:

    Paul was truly a gentleman. He had strong character, was honest, hard working, generous and I could go on. He will be truly missed on Earth and blessing in Heaven. To all the good folks at Tweedy’s you have my sincere condolences. God bless you.

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