(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.

(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.”

(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.

(Jan. 2, 2013) — The charge off rate for wholesale loans for dealers was 0.4 percent, while the rate for consumer loans was 1.41 percent, the report noted. On the consumer side, a total of 92,755 loans were made in 2012 totaling $3.8 billion. A total of $15 billion remained outstanding from prior-year loans. A total of 448,257 people were making payments on RV loans.

(Dec. 30, 2013) — Year to date, total shipments have grown 12.2 percent to 299,451 units through November 2013, the largest total in six years, RVIA records show. Shipments of all towable RVs have risen 9.7 percent to 264,019 units while motorhome shipments shot up up 36 percent to 35,432 units, both were six year bests.

(Dec. 17, 2013) — ”If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times, and I’ll keep on saying it because I truly believe that our collective effort to promote RV ownership through Go RVing’s advertising campaign and RVIA’s public relations efforts is some of the most important work we do,” said Gaeddert.

(Dec. 13, 2013) — “The whole idea of Bret Michaels coming to the show was to promote the advocacy of the American Diabetes Association,“ said Gaither. “While Bret greeted our guests at the show, we pledged the gate proceeds from one day at the show to the ADA.”

(Dec. 12, 2013) — Ashley has covered the RV industry for nearly 20 years as both a trade writer for RV Business and a reporter for enthusiast publications such as Motorhome and Trailer Life. He specializes in writing about the research, development and production of RVs and in his career has covered the industry’s evolution in product development from the frontlines.

(Dec. 12, 2013) — According to King, a bad flying experience a couple years ago – one that prevented him from getting from one NFL training camp to another in time to write his story – got him thinking about using an RV for his annual visits to NFL training camps.

(Dec. 12, 2013) — The RV industry’s recovery and bright prospects for 2014 were the focus of media coverage from the 51st Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, RVIA reported. News of the industry’s rebound on display at the show appeared in four national media organizations, as well as an array of local outlets in Louisville and Indiana.

(Dec. 6, 2013) — A total of 7,751 people attended this year’s event, up 93 people or 1 percent compared to the final 2012 attendance figures. Attendance by “buyers” — RV dealers, accessory store owners, campground owners and warehouse distributors — had been off 4 percent for the first two days, but closed out at -3 percent.

(Dec. 5, 2013) — “Through the second day of show, we are very pleased with how the event is going,” said Bill Baker, RVIA senior director of communication. “A 1 percent increase in overall attendance is good news. But, more importantly, we are encouraged by the level of sales activity at the exhibits and the general mood of people at the show.”

(Dec. 5, 2013) — The iconic American vacation machine is experiencing an uptick in popularity, reports the Goshen News. The article quotes executives from Winnebago, Monaco and Newmar.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Attendance is up at the National RV Trade Show, but dealer participation is down 3.3 percent, according to figures released today by the National RV Trade Association. A total of 6,836 people were registered on opening day of the three-day event taking place at the Kentucky Expo Center. Last year’s opening day …

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The strong performance of the RV market will continue in 2014, RVIA President Richard Coon told attendees at the 51st Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. .

The RV industry opened its 51st National RV Trade Show at “Outlook 2014: Everywhere” an informative, entertaining program that laid out details of the industry’s prospects for 2014 and provided an update on advertising and public relations efforts.

(Dec. 2, 2013) — “This year’s show demonstrates the strength of our industry’s recovery,” said RVIA President Richard Coon. “Shipments are up, employment is up, and optimism is up because our industry has shown its resilience. Louisville offers a one-stop site where attendees can see our industry’s best products, meet colleagues, and, most importantly, conduct business.”

(Nov. 27, 2013) — RV shipments to retailers raced ahead in October, climbing 29.3 percent ahead of the previous month and were 16.6 percent greater than the same month last year, the RV Industry Association announced today.

(Nov. 21, 2013) — “In spite of the country’s political gridlock, the improving economy helped the RV industry overall and contributed to double-digit growth for RV manufacturers,” said Hyland. “At the dealer level, inventory metrics are very healthy.”

(Nov. 19, 2013) — “Outlook 2014: Everywhere” will kick off the RV Industry Association’s 51st National RV Trade Show Dec. 3 with an energizing multi-media program that offers an overview of the industry’s successes over the past year as well as a look at the industry’s promising future.


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