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Monthly Report

RV Shipments Down for August, up 3.9% Year-to-Date

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39,417

RV shipments in August 2018

ADVOCACY

RVing Represents Over $30 Billion in U.S. Gross Output

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Join the Trade Mission to China

Join RV industry leaders for a trade mission to Shanghai, China, from October 17-19. Participants will tour the Shanghai Auto RV facility, visit a local campground, see an RV rally and participate in seminars focused on the ins and outs of the Chinese RV market. This is an opportunity to discover what Chinese RVers are looking for, learn more about RV standards and regulatory compliance in China and discover the unique ecosystem for the RV Lifestyle within the Chinese market. 

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RV Technical Institute

The RV Industry Association is taking a leadership role in reducing the repair event cycle times for consumers seeking to repair and maintain their RVs, by working to increase the number of trained RV technicians. The association’s Board of Directors approved a comprehensive strategic plan and multi-million-dollar investment to address RV owner satisfaction by creating a supporting foundation, the RV Technical Institute (RVTI), to solve the RV industry’s shortage of trained technicians. The institute will focus on the creation of world-class RV technician training curriculum by utilizing industry subject matter experts in conjunction with professional curriculum developers and technical writers

 

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Joining the RV Industry Association is the best thing that the park model manufacturers ever did. The support that we get from the association has been phenomenal. Every time we have had issues, they have been there to help move us forward.

Dick Grymonprez Director of Park Model Sales, Champion/Athens Park Model RVs

News & Insights

A Year of Growth

Membership grew nearly 20% in 2017

504,599

RV Shipments

Shipments steadily increased to more than 500,000 units in 2017 compared to 430,700 units in 2016.

41,000

Attendance

Over 41,000 Attendees Visited the California RV Show in 2017.

3,019

Techs Trained

The Technicians in Training program added 520 Newly Registered Techs in 2017 and trained 3,019 techs industry-wide.