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RV Shipments Reach Highest Total in 40 Years
Sometimes when a record is broken it stands for a number of years.  Lately in the RV industry, however, records are falling year-after-year, with 2016 seeing RV shipments of 430,961 total units, a 15.1% increase over 2015, and the best annual total in 40 years. This past year also marked the seventh consecutive annual increase in RV shipments, a consistent climb that began in the valley that was dug during the Great Recession. More...


RVIA Participates in Inaugural Events
RVIA members had a significant presence during last week’s Indiana Inaugural festivities in Washington, DC. Members were on the move throughout the day on Jan 19th, meeting with Indiana’s own, Vice President Mike Pence, Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young, members from the Indiana Congressional Delegation, and political insiders Newt Gingrich and Howard Dean. The highlight of the day was the Indiana Inaugural Ball where RVIA was a table sponsor. More...


RV Shipments Expected to Reach New Heights in 2017

The RV industry’s shipments will top 438,000 units in 2017, a 4.4% increase above the projected 2016 total of 419,500 units, according to a new forecast from RVIA.

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New Research Identifies Key Consumer Groups for RV Market
With deliveries of recreation vehicles (RV) from manufacturers to dealers roaring toward an all-time high, the North American RV industry is planning to accelerate its strong momentum by focusing its marketing efforts on three groups of consumers most likely to buy – Active Family Adventurers, Nature Lovers, and Kid-Free Adult Adventurers.Combined, this group of potential RVers represents 40% of U.S. households. More...


RVIA and Other Outdoor Recreation Groups Form Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable
RVIA, along with leaders of the top outdoor recreation trade associations, made an unprecedented move to join forces in creating the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR). The new group is working together strategically for the benefit of American outdoor recreation as a whole.  More...


November Sets RV Shipment Record
RV wholesale shipments tracked by RVIA continued to perform strongly in the final quarter of 2016 with November hitting its highest monthly total ever at 34,670 units, an increase of 26.9% over November 2015. More...


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RVIA Unveils RV Leadership Conference

RVIA announced today that the association’s Annual Meeting, scheduled for March 1 – 3, 2017 in Boca Raton, FL, will be re-launched as the RV Leadership Conference.

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RVIA Alerts Industry to Unauthorized Solicitation Offering National RV Trade Show List
RVIA is aware that there are occasions when an unfamiliar vendor or service provider may say or give the impression that they are affiliated with and/or represent RVIA and the National RV Trade Show.   More...


National RV Trade Show Serves As Industry Showcase
RVIA’s 54thannual National RV Trade Show ended Thursday, December 1 after a robust display of industry participation that included dealers, suppliers, manufacturers and media converging in Louisville, KY. More...


NHTSA Reporting Seminar

The Standards Department hosted a NHTSA Reporting Seminar on May 4, 2016 at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart.  This event was sponsored by Thor Industries and Forest River, Inc. The purpose of this seminar was to give an overview on NHTSA and its major processes that affect the RV industry.  

To view the clips please click on the link below: 

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RVIA Publishes 2015 Survey of Lenders’ Experiences
RVIA has published the 2015 Survey of Lenders’ Experiences, a publication detailing the results of the association’s annual nationwide survey of financial institutions concerning their RV lending portfolios. More...


New RV Vacation Cost Study Published
A newly published study shows that RV vacations cost substantially less than other forms of vacation travel, even when factoring in fuel prices and the cost of RV ownership. For a four-person travel party, the study found savings of 27-62%; a two-person travel party saved 11-48%. More...


Availability of 2014 Edition of RVIA RV Handbook – a Guide to the NFPA 1192
This bulletin serves to notify you that the 2014 edition of the RVIA RV Handbook – a Guide to the NFPA 1192 is now available for ordering. This Handbook outlines the uniform enforcement positions based on the 2015 editions of NFPA 1192, and the 2014 editions of NEC 70 and ANSI LV. It is used by the RVIA Inspection Staff during RV-OEM member inspections. The three RV code State Agencies (NE, OR, and WA) also agreed to these handbook enforcement positions. More...


NFPA 1192 Standard on Recreation Vehicles 2015 Edition
The new NFPA 1192 Standard on Recreation Vehicles 2015 Edition is now available for purchase in the RVIA Store.  

(Please make note when submitting plans to the code states that the edition has been changed to 2015 instead of 2014)


2015 NFPA 1192 and Other Standards Available
With new RV industry standards going into effect in the last month, RVIA has a number or standards publications available for members and non-members. More...


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