The RV Industry Association is the national trade association representing RV manufacturers and their component parts suppliers who together build more than 98 percent of all RVs produced in the U.S., and approximately 60 percent of RVs produced worldwide.
An RV is a vehicle designed as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, travel or seasonal use. RVs may be motorized (motorhomes) or towable (travel trailers, folding camping trailers, truck campers, and park models). Off-road vehicles are not included in the RV definition.
The RV Industry Association is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Reston, VA, and has satellite offices in Indiana and California. The association unifies the RV industry’s initiatives on safety and professionalism, seeks to grow and expand the RV market, and works with federal and state lawmakers and regulators to pursue a favorable business environment for its members, and to cultivate a positive RV experience for all consumers.
The leading source of research, data, and analysis about the RV industry, the RV market, and RV users, the RV Industry Association provides free information to consumers, media, investors, and other interested parties about RV travel and camping. The association works with news outlets nationwide to educate the public about the benefits of RVing.
The RV Industry Association maintains an inspection program that audits the compliance of RV manufacturers to the plumbing, heating, fire and life safety, and electrical systems codes of the ANSI/NFPA 1192 standard for RVs. The association also provides an ongoing Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) education program for its members, as well as training clinics for RV service technicians.