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2021: A Big Year for the RV Industry

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RV Shipments

The RV industry produced a record number of wholesale shipments in 2021, up over 19% from our previous record

1 Billion

Media Impressions

Go RVing’s “Go on a Real Vacation” campaign saw one billion total impressions, with more than two million website visits and 204,000 “Find a Dealer” searches

Camper

9.6 Million

Planning an RV Purchase

The Go RVing RV Owner Demographic Profile showed an incredible 9.6 million households intend to buy an RV within the next 5 years

Go RVing RV Owner Demographic Profile

The Go RVing RV Owner Demographic Profile is the most comprehensive study of RV ownership ever conducted, providing deep insights and perspectives on the demographics and ownership habits of RV Owners, Former RV Owners, and RV Intenders. It includes purchase motivations, travel and usage trends, and importance of specific features and accessories across meaningful demographic and generational breakouts. The report also features an RV Owner Segmentation report that identifies seven distinct clusters of RV ownership based on psychographics, hobbies, interests, and usage.

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News & Insights

Advocacy

RV Industry Association Government Affairs Team Lobbying For Increased e-RV Infrastructure

The RV Industry Association Government Affairs team has launched lobbying efforts to expand e-RV infrastructure. After receiving approval from the Association’s Board of Directors earlier this month – and supported by the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act – the Government Affairs team...

December 01, 2022
Industry News

RV Industry Makes A Big Impact On Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, which takes place every year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. Individuals, nonprofits, small businesses...

December 01, 2022
Membership

Meet The RV Industry Association’s New Members— November 2022

The RV Industry Association represents over 513 manufacturers and component and aftermarket suppliers who together produce 98 percent of all RVs made in the United States. Each month we highlight the latest companies to join the RV Industry Association...

December 01, 2022
Research & Data

Amidst Dynamic External Factors Most Campers Changed Travel Plans, Camped More in 2022

Marked by fluctuating external factors, The KOA Monthly Research Report – November Edition uncovers that campers and leisure travelers’ plans changed significantly throughout 2022. At least 74% of campers made one or more adjustments to their travel plans, including three-in-ten campers who...

November 30, 2022
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"Many of us have been in this industry for most of our careers and there’s a reason for that. We all have a passion for the outdoors and care deeply about working to sustain and grow this lifestyle that is cherished by millions of Americans."

Mary Pouliot Executive Vice President, Americas Thetford Corporation

"I’m extremely proud of the work the RV industry has accomplished during this challenging and difficult period. This industry rallies. And time and time again, we’ve come together to overcome major obstacles for the good of our customers."

Jason Lippert CEO, Lippert Components, Inc.

"There is a lot of pride in being a part of the campground and RV industry. From our research and education efforts to advocacy and industry promotions, the RV Industry Association works diligently to ensure consumers have positive RV experiences and can share their passion for the outdoors with the next generation of campers."

Toby O'Rourke President/CEO Kampgrounds of America, Inc.

"As we continue to navigate this difficult period, it’s important that we work together to ensure the long-term success of the RV industry. I’m proud that we’ve been able to effectively promote the safe and socially-distance lifestyle RVs provide during this critical time, in partnership with the RV Industry Association."

Bob Martin President & CEO, Thor Industries, Inc.

"I could not be prouder of our industry as we come together to help our fellow Americans through the current crisis. The RV Industry Association has been leading the way with policymakers to show how RVs are uniquely able to meet critical needs of the health care community."

Garry Enyart RV Industry Association Chairman of the Board