(June 3, 2014) — According to the new survey, 66 percent of RV owners intend to use their RVs more this summer than they did last year, and 28 percent will use theirs the same amount. Just 4 percent said they’ll use their RVs less.
(June 2, 2014) — RV shipments are also expected to rise for a sixth consecutive year in 2015 with wholesale production forecast to reach 360,100 units, a gain of 3.1 percent over the projected 2014 total, and the industry’s highest total since 2006.
(May 28, 2014) — “After a hectic winter where severe weather constrained some deliveries it appears a semblance of normalcy has returned to the RV market,” said Baker. “This was the best April in seven years for all RV shipments.
(May 15, 2014) — “The Herzogs are the perfect example of an RVing family,” said Baker. “At each stop, they deliver powerful messages of family togetherness, the health and wellness benefits of RVing, and the freedom, fun and flexibility offered by RV travel.”
(May 14, 2014) — Those manufacturers reserving space by the deadline are assured a place in the first drawing for exhibit space and will maintain seniority in the show, the release noted. Like last year, exhibitors can choose from two price points for space.
(May 9, 2014) — “The story to report out of here is not that RVIA is looking to move the national show,” said Ashurst. “We are going to continue to partner with Louisville, but at the same time, we owe it to our membership that we are doing as much as we can to make sure the show stays vibrant and is a success for all of our partners.”
(May 6, 2014) — The RV Industry Association will host an open house Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m. at it’s new regional office in Elkhart. The office is located at 663 C.R. 17, Suite 1 in Elkhart, and serves as the association’s center of operations in Northern Indiana.
(April 30, 2014) — The association’s standing committees, executive committee and board of directors meet to develop strategies and programs for the upcoming fiscal year at this annual event. In addition, attendees will receive a 2015 RV market outlook and participate in Capitol Hill Advocacy Day.
(April 30,, 2014) — “The New York Auto Show offered a unique opportunity for the RVIA PR team to interact with reporters interested in writing automotive stories in a relaxed, low-pressure environment,” said Broom.
(April 30, 2014) — The meeting will offer an update on the RV driver transport issue, as well as the National RV Trade Show. Information will be provided about an RV service technician training pilot program, plus trends in extended stay camping.
(April 25, 2014) — The March total was 9.3 percent more than one month earlier and the best March shipments since 2007, said Baker. March towable RVs were reported at 29,558 units, up 14.4 perent over March one year ago while motorhomes grew 33.5 percent to 4,120 units.
(April 23, 2014) — The RV Industry Association will officially open its new regional office in Elkhart May 1, and will host an open house for members and guests from 1 to 5 p.m. May 8 following the RV Power Breakfast that morning.
(April 11, 2014) — The session 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.
(April 10, 2014) — Dr. Richard Curtin will provide his first projections for 2015 RV wholesale shipments in remarks at RVIA’s Committee Week during the Joint Committee Luncheon, taking place from noon to 1:30 p.m. June 2.
(April 10, 2014) — In his role at RVIA, Graham will manage the production of the National RV Trade Show. Specifically, he will oversee promotional campaigns, space sales, floorplan development, vendor management, event registration, catering, security, housing, sponsorship programs, and social functions.
(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.”