Representing the companies and people who together build more than 98% of all RVs produced in the U.S.
We advocate for the RV industry at the federal and state level to create a favorable business environment, protect against onerous legislation and regulations, and make it easier for consumers to buy, drive and own an RV. Our state and federal government affairs teams work with officials across the country. We forge strong alliances with industry partners across the outdoor industry to amplify our voices and present a united message to lawmakers.
Industry Standards And Inspection Program
Our inspectors travel across the country to all member facilities for unannounced inspections every 6-8 weeks to audit the manufacturer’s compliance with the industry’s universally adopted standards, including NFPA 1192 standards, ANSI standards and others. The inspectors also educate manufacturers on certain existing, future and updated regulations that affect that the RV industry to ensure that members have the most up-to-date information. The association regularly hosts technical training through webinars, seminars and at events, works with NHTSA and provides opportunities for members to interact and receive updated information from the administration, and publishes a standards handbook every three years with compliance information.
The RV Industry is the leader in driving new research into industry trends and consumer behaviors. We drive research on future consumers, shipment totals year over year and cost analysis of the RV lifestyle. We help you make smarter decisions by providing the most up-to-date industry trends, forecast and market information. Our research studies and market data help you to plan how many RVs you need to produce, provide insight into the type of technology consumers want implemented into new models of RVs and allow you to tailor future designs to the next generation of consumer.
Promotion Of The RV Industry
To maintain continued growth and success for our members, consumers need to be aware of the benefits, possibilities and opportunity provided within the RV lifestyle. The RV Industry Association manages the national Go RVing program, the Industry’s consumer awareness campaign that elevates awareness of the lifestyle and is the leading catalyst to driving customers to RV dealerships. Working with you, our efforts create a healthy and exciting RV industry that inspires people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy the RV lifestyle.
We unite the RV industry by creating a platform for education, networking and consumer exposure by providing a single gathering place for manufacturers, dealers, suppliers, technicians, industry partners and national leaders. The Association’s events expose manufacturers to new technologies and bring in new business partnership opportunities. We help build your business, showcase new products and introduce consumers to the latest and greatest in the RV industry.