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Bob Parish Elected RVIA Chairman, New Executive Committee Named
Bob Parish, vice president of Wells Fargo Commercial Distribution Finance, was elected RVIA Chairman of the Board for fiscal year 2017 during the association’s Board of Directors meeting held in September at the Hilton Burlington in Burlington, VT. More...


California RV Show Marked by Larger Crowds, Strong Sales and Outlook for 2017
Strong attendance and robust sales activity highlighted the 64th California RV Show, held Oct. 7-16 at the Fairplex in Pomona, CA. More...


RV Shipments Strong Through First Half of 2016
The RV market continued to race ahead through the first half of 2016 with total RV wholesale shipments reaching 226,286 units, an 11.7% increase over this same period last year, according to RVIA’s June survey of RV manufacturers.   More...


RV Shipment Post Best August Since 1977
RV wholesale shipments to retailers tracked by RVIA rebounded strongly in August after a lower-than-expected July report.  Monthly shipment totals for August were 35,946 units, a rise of 26.8% over last month and 31.5% ahead of August 2015.  This was the largest August total since 1977. More...


RVIA Hires Trade Show Industry Veteran Liz Crawford as Senior Vice President of Tradeshows and Events
The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) announced today the appointment of Liz Crawford as Senior Vice President of Tradeshows and Events said Frank Hugelmeyer, RVIA President. More...


RV Shipments to Maintain Robust Growth in 2016 and 2017
The RV industry’s shipments are expected to continue rising through 2017, according to a new  RVIA forecast. More...


RV Industry Pumps Nearly $50 Billion into U.S. Economy; Employs Almost 300,000 Americans
RVs Move America, the first-ever economic impact study of the RV market, revealed the RV industry contributed $49.7 billion to the U.S. economy in 2015 and provided 289,852 full-time jobs to American workers. More...


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Go RVing “EXPERIENCE ZONE” Debuts at RVIA's National RV Trade Show

Immersive, fun ways to connect, learn, and discover innovations and trends will be highlighted around the exhibit floor through all-new “Experience Zones” to debut at the 2016 National RV Trade Show in Louisville, KY. 

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Captain Sullenberger to Speak at Outlook 2017
Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who rose to international prominence when he successfully executed an emergency water landing in the Hudson River off Manhattan, will be a featured speaker at “Outlook 2017: The Road to Innovation,” RVIA’s popular breakfast program that launches the National RV Trade Show. The breakfast will be held Tuesday, Nov.  29, in the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) South Wing Mezzanine Ballroom with doors opening at 7 a.m. and the program beginning at 7:30 a.m. More...


Innovative Raw Materials on Display at RVIA’s National RV Trade Show

One of the innovative new additions to this year’s RVIA National RV Trade Show is the Material ConneXion Zone. With over 8,000 different materials in the company’s library and database, this exhibit makes it one of the best ways for designers to see and learn about innovations in materials, design and structure. 

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Legendary Harley Comms Pro Ken Schmidt Keynotes All-New Monday Sessions at RVIA’s National RV Trade Show
Reston, VA – RVIA is kicking off the National RV Trade Show a day earlier than usual with legendary branding expert Ken Schmidt headlining an afternoon of informative, insightful seminars on Monday, Nov. 28, at the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, KY. More...


RVIA’s National RV Trade Show Sees Surge in Pre-Registration

On the heels of another successful RV Open House in Elkhart, IN last week, the attention of the RV industry now turns to the next big trade event --  RVIA’s National RV Trade Show, taking place Nov. 28 – Dec. 1, 2016 in Louisville, KY.

With just a little over two months to the kickoff off the show, RVIA reports that show space is sold out and dealer pre-registration is pacing more than 100% ahead of last year.  

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RVIA’s National RV Trade Show Brings All New Line-Up for 2016
The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) announced major changes today to the upcoming National RV Trade Show being held in Louisville, KY, Nov. 28 – Dec. 1 2016.  With a significant investment, the show will unveil exciting new elements to go along with popular tried-and-true features to benefit all attendees. 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 2015 Year In Review


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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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