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Why HUD’s Proposed Rule Redefining RVs is Critical to the RV Industry and RV Enthusiasts

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced a proposed rule that redefines the RV exemption from manufactured housing standards. This announcement and the proposed rule itself are great news for the RV industry and RV enthusiasts.


Still On a Roll: RV Shipments Up Again in 2015
The industry rocked in 2015 and RV shipments continued their remarkable roll, reaching 374,246 total units for the year, an increase over 2014 of 4.9% and the best annual total since 2006. This year marked the sixth consecutive annual increase in RV shipments since the low point experienced during the Great Recession. More...

HUD Publishes Proposed Rule Clarifying RV Definition

The US Department of Urban Affairs (HUD) today published a Proposed Rule entitled Manufactured Home Procedural and Enforcement Regulations; Revision of Exemption for Recreational Vehicle. This publication represents a significant milestone in the RV industry’s 10-year effort to draw a brighter and clearer line between recreation vehicles (RVs) and manufactured housing.


Go RVing Ups its Media Game Plan
Today’s media environment offers more options than ever to inspire consumers to learn about the RV experience and Go RVing is upping its game again this year to ensure that all the bases are covered. The 2016 plan calls for a full court press with traditional, digital and experiential marketing elements all part of the strategy, coupled with an increased media budget of $16.5 million. The goal is to present RV products in compelling ways across all media platforms. More...

Hugelmeyer Optimistic About Future of RV Market
In his first remarks to the RV industry as RVIA president at the association’s Outlook 2016 program kicking off the National RV Trade Show, Frank Hugelmeyer said that he is optimistic about both the short and long term prospects for the RVmarket. More...

Early Bird Registration Extended for RVIA’s Annual Meeting

Early bird registration for RVIA’s 2016 Annual Meeting taking place Feb. 29 – March 2 at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain in Tucson, AZ has been extended until Jan. 29, Association members can save $50 each on their fees and for a spouse or guest if registered by the deadline.


RVIA Annual Meeting 2016

February 29 - March 2, 2016
Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain
Tucson, AZ

To Register click here.

National RV Trade Show Highlights Sustained Industry Growth
The RV industry’s National RV Trade Show was a showcase of the industry’s strong growth over the past six years, as well as the product innovations that will propel a seventh consecutive year of rising industry shipments. The show, held annually in Louisville, KY was attended by 7,724, a rise of 3% from 2014. More...

Go RVing and PR Progress Highlighted at Outlook 2016
A team of RV industry marketing professionals reported on how the RV industry’s advertising and public relations initiatives are elevatingawareness of RV travel and camping among consumers at “Outlook 2016: More to See,” the kickoff event to the National RV Trade Show sponsored by Truma Corp. More...

2015 RV Tire And Usage Webinar

The Tire Webinar was hosted by RVIA and presented by NHTSA, Tredit Tire, and the RVSEF. It addresses such topics as: Tire Speed Ratings and Reserve Capacity, Design Responsibility, Tire Size Designation and Tire Markings, PSI Inflation Pressures, Speed Rating, Load Ratings, the most common tire failures and causes, considerations for consumer information such as type, size, load rating, psi, load range/rating and tire age.

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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...

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...

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...

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