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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

Industry News

Statement On The Tragic Death Of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski

The RV Industry Association mourns the tragic death of Representative Jackie Walorski and the members of her congressional team, Zachery Potts and Emma Thomson. As a founding member of the RV Caucus, Jackie was a true friend and champion of the RV industry, and she served as a passionate and powerful voice for all of her constituents in Indiana’s 2nd district...

August 03, 2022
Industry News

RV Women’s Alliance Book Club Featuring Fall Symposium Author

Each quarter, the RV Women’s Alliance Book Club brings members together to read, discuss, and learn from each other. The latest book club selection, Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success, comes from renowned speaker and executive coach Mary C Kelly who is also keynoting the RV Women’s Alliance inaugural Education Symposium this fall...

August 03, 2022
Advocacy

Fee-Free Day On Public Lands To Celebrate Great American Outdoors Act Anniversary

The Department of the Interior will celebrate the two-year anniversary of the signing of the Great American Outdoors Act this Thursday. To support the Department’s commitment to ensuring equitable access to public lands, entrance fees will be waived on Aug. 4 at all fee-collecting public lands...

August 03, 2022
Lifestyle

Go RVing’s First-Timer’s RV Toolkit: Organizing Your RV Road Trip

The toolkit’s resources cover basic information on towing, driving a motorhome, what to look for when buying an RV, and other advice. It also includes in-depth information on water and sewer hook-up, electrical systems, propane, regular RV maintenance, essential tools and gear, and much more...

August 03, 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