APRIL 5, 2019 - RESTON, VARVX: The RV Experience delivered on its promise by bringing together all segments of our industry to highlight and showcase innovative and popular products. A broad consensus of attendees and industry influencers agree that RVX successfully accomplished its primary goal of providing a high-profile, signature media event that celebrated the RV industry and outdoor recreation lifestyle. 

However, it is clear based on feedback from our members, attendees and those unable to attend, that we now need to address how a showcase event could be improved – and how issues of timing and location could increase participation and unity across all segments of the RV industry.

On Thursday, April 4, the RV Industry Association Board of Directors convened a meeting to address the show, and the Board remains strongly committed to developing the RVX concept into an RV industry week-type event. To that end, the association will create a task force to explore how changes to the timing and location might improve member value and dealer attendance, and every potential path forward is on the table. The RV Industry Association's volunteer leadership, as well as staff, will begin work on building out that task force immediately.

Additionally, as part of the decision to explore a version 2.0 concept of an RV industry week event, the association's Board of Directors voted to not move forward with the currently scheduled RVX March dates in San Antonio 2020 or Salt Lake City 2021. The current plan is for that task force to present initial findings to the Board of Directors at the June 2019 meeting in Washington, D.C. on June 6.


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With offices in Reston, VA and Elkhart, IN, the RV Industry Association is the leading trade voice representing the $50 billion RV industry. RVIA represents approximately 400 manufacturers and component and aftermarket suppliers producing 98 percent of all RVs made in the United States. To learn more, visit www.rvia.org.