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Senior Administration Officials and Recreation Industry Leaders Discuss Recreation Expansion and Improvements

Senior officials from the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and U.S. Forest Service met with more than 30 representatives of the outdoor recreation industry at Shenandoah National Park on April 24 to discuss improving visitor experiences on America’s public lands and waters. The meeting was hosted by the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR) at Skyland Resort – operated by National Park concessioner Delaware North. 

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RVIA Set to Engage in Extensive Research to Investigate Optimal Timing for the National Trade Show
RVIA is working with an independent research firm, Stax, Inc., to conduct extensive research to identify opportunities for improvements and to understand the optimal timing and location for the RVIA National Industry Trade Show moving forward.    More...


RVIA Year In Review Video

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RV Caucus Gains a New Member
On April 3, 2017, Representative Barbara Comstock (R-VA) visited RVIA headquarters in Reston, VA. She met with RVIA staff and did a Q&A, toured an RV and met the government affairs and leadership teams to discuss the impact of the RV industry on the U.S. economy. She also announced her intention to join the RV Caucus. Comstock is involved in several caucuses, tasks forces and committees; among them, the Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. She is also Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.  More...


RV Shipments Up 8.6% in 2017
February’s survey of manufacturers conducted by RVIA found wholesale shipments continuing the strong start to 2017 with a monthly total of 39,428 units.  That represents a 9.7% rise compared to February 2016 total of 35,929 and a 14.1% gain over last month’s very strong total of 33,859. More...


FMCSA Renews Transporter CDL Exemption
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) this week announced a five-year renewal of its 2015 exemption from the Federal commercial driver’s license (CDL) requirements for drivers who deliver certain newly manufactured recreation vehicles (RVs) to dealers or trade shows before retail sale (driveaway operations). The exemption renewal covers employees of all U.S. driveaway companies, RV manufacturers and RV dealers transporting RVs between manufacturing sites and dealer locations and for movements prior to first retail sale.  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...


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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...


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RVIA to Host NHTSA Seminar
RVIA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Forest River and Thor Industries have teamed up to present a seminar that will focus on recalls as well as NHTSA rules and regulations. All interested parties are invited to attend, particularly suppliers and manufactures with compliance responsibilities and those wishing to learn more about the NHTSA recall process. A series of case studies will be presented and attendees will be taken through the recall process from start to finish More...


NHTSA Seminar hosted by RVIA

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RVIA Chairman Bob Parish Reports on Strength of RV Market and Association
RVIA Chairman of the Board Bob Parish offered a positive outlook for the RV market and the industry’s largest trade association during his remarks on March 2 during the organization’s Annual Membership Meeting at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, FL. More...


RVIA’s Hugelmeyer Says Industry is Stronger Together
Speaking at RVIA's Annual Membership Meeting during the association’s RV Leadership Conference on March 2 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, FL, RVIA President Frank Hugelmeyer told attendees that the RV business is in a strong position. More...


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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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