Membership Categories

The RV Industry Association has six categories of membership:

RV Manufacturer Member

The term “RV Manufacturer” is defined to mean a person, partnership, firm or corporation actively engaged in the manufacture of RVs.RV Manufacturer members have full voting privileges and are entitled to all Association services.

  • RV -  An “RV” is a vehicular type unit that
    • (i) is primarily designed as temporary living quarters for non-commercial, recreational and/or camping use;
    • (ii) is built to the standards for recreation vehicles adopted by the Association’s Board of Directors;
    • (iii) has its own motive power or is mounted on or towed by another vehicle;
    • (iv) is regulated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as a vehicle or vehicle equipment;
    • (v) does not require a special highway use permit for operation on the highways; and
    • (vi) an individual can easily transport and set-up on a daily basis.
  • The basic product categories are: “Motorhome” and “Non-Motorized RV.”
    • Motorhome. A “Motorhome” is a recreation vehicle unit built on a self-propelled motor vehicle chassis. The basic product types, as defined by the Board of Directors, are “Type A”, “Type B” and “Type C”.
    • Non-Motorized RV - A “Non-Motorized RV” is a recreation vehicle that is mounted on wheels
      and designed to be towed by a motorized vehicle or a portable unit that is designed to be placed in the bed or
      chassis of a pickup truck. The basic product types, as defined by the Board of Directors, include:

      • (i) Fifth-Wheel Trailer;

      • (ii) Folding Camping Trailer;

      • (iii) Horse Trailer;

      • (iv) Sport Utility Trailer;

      • (v) Travel Trailer; and

      • (vi) Truck Camper.

Park Model RV Manufacturer Member

The term “Park Model RV Manufacturer” is defined to mean a person, partnership, firm or corporation actively engaged in the manufacture of Park Model RVs. Park Model RV Manufacturer members have full voting privileges and are entitled to all Association services.

  • Park Model RV. A “Park Model RV” or “PMRV” is a trailer type unit, also sometimes referred to as a recreational park trailer, that 
    • (i) is primarily designed as temporary living quarters for non-commercial, recreational and/or camping use;
    • (ii) is built to the standards for park model RVs adopted by the Association’s Board of Directors; 
    • (iii) is built on a single chassis mounted on wheels; and 
    • (iv) has a gross trailer area not exceeding 400 square feet (37.15 square meters) in the setup mode.

RV Supplier and Aftermarket Supplier Member

The term “Supplier” is defined to mean a person, partnership, firm or corporation actively engaged in the business of providing a product or industry-related service, directly or indirectly, to RV Manufacturers, Park Model RV Manufacturers, other Suppliers or other wholesale participants in the recreation vehicle or park model RV industries. Manufacturers of tow vehicles primarily designed to tow RVs qualify as “Supplier” members. RV and PMRV dealers and others whose primary business relates to the retail sale of RV or PMRV related goods or services and/or their related trade associations do not qualify as “Supplier” members. Supplier members have full voting privileges and are entitled to all Association
services.

Associate Member

The term “Associate” is defined to mean a person, partnership, firm or corporation with a relationship to the RV industry that does not qualify for any other Association membership category including but not limited to, certain consultants, law firms and publishers. RV and PMRV dealers and others whose primary business relates to the retail sale of RV and PMRV related goods or services and/or their related trade associations do not qualify as an “Associate” within the meaning of this definition. Associate members have no voting privileges.

Finance Firm

The term “Finance Firm” is defined to mean a person, partnership, firm or corporation actively engaged in the business of providing wholesale financing to the recreation vehicle or park model RV industries or retail financing to RV or park model RV purchasers. Finance Firm members have full voting privileges and are entitled to all Association services.

Manufacturer's Representative

The term “Manufacturer’s Representative” is defined to mean a person, partnership, firm or corporation actively engaged in the marketing of goods or services on a contractual basis for a Manufacturer or Supplier that does not qualify for membership in any of the voting member classifications. Manufacturer’s Representative members have no voting privileges.