(April 8, 2014) — Following the presentation by The Employment Network, RVIA government affairs staff will detail how the association is addressing this issue from a long range perspective by working with related industry organizations and federal government agencies to change the regulations that govern transport companies.

(March 27, 2014) — “Advocacy Day is one of the highlights of Committee Week for attendees and a vitally important element in RVIA’s efforts to increase awareness of the industry and our issues at the federal level,” said Landers.

(March 27, 2014) — The legislative initiative in Utah is part of RVIA’s continuing effort to clarify the regulation of park model RVs as a type of RV for state titling and taxation purposes. The law goes into effect Jan. 1, 2015.

(March 27, 2014) — There are seven positions up for election this year including seats for four manufacturer representatives, two supplier representatives and one park model RV manufacturer representative.

(March 26, 2014) — “In spite of continued horrid weather across most of the country, February’s wholesale deliveries to retailers brought year-to -date totals to 56,293 units, an 11.5 percent gain over the first two months last year,” said Baker. “On a seasonally adjusted basis, February shipments were at an annual rate of more than 380,000 units.”

(March 18, 2014) — The RV Industry Association and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center are launching additional online tech cert prep courses in four specialty areas: appliance, chassis, electrical system, and plumbing.

(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.

(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.”

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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.”

(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.

(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.

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 …

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(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.

(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.

(Jan. 30, 2014) — The effort helped create media buzz about consumer shows with stories appearing in media outlets around the country that focused on brisk sales and record-breaking attendance, said Baker.


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