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By: On: Thursday August 13 2015

National Parks Fee-Free Days

RV shipments in the first half of 2015 climbed by 5.5% to 202,653 units through June, compared to 192,065 units shipped during the same time frame in 2014. The data comes from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association‘s June 2015 survey of manufacturers.

Towable RV shipments, representing nearly 88% of all RVs manufactured, led the way in volume total with shipments reaching 177,939 units through June, a 5.5% gain over the 168,737 units shipped during the same six-month time frame in 2014. Conventional travel trailers remained the largest volume category, reaching 128,991 units on 7.6% growth. Fifth wheels rose slightly by 1.2% to 41,756 units. Truck campers were also up (1.3%) to 1,603 units. Folding camping trailers dropped to 5,589 units, off 7%.

By: On: Friday June 5 2015


Frank Hugelmeyer has been named the next president of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). Hugelmeyer will officially take the seat on October 1 after Richard Coon, who has held the position for the past 10 years, retires.

After an extensive search over the past several months, the RVIA Presidential Search Committee recommended and the RVIA Board of Directors approved the hiring of Hugelmeyer during the association’s Committee Week meetings, held May 31 – June 4 in Washington, D.C.

By: On: Tuesday May 26 2015

RVIA April Shipments

As we reported last week, RV Shipments were up 7.9% in the first quarter of 2015, compared to the first quarter of 2014. That trend continued in April, which saw a whopping 13.5% increase compared to April last year.

The data comes from a survey of manufacturers done by the Recreational Vehicle Industry Assocation. According to the survey, towable shipments are up 14.2% in April to 33,884 unitis, while motorhomes are up 9.0% to 4,459 units. That adds up to a total of 38,343 units shipped in April of 2015, compared to 33,747 in April of 2015.

By: On: Tuesday April 27 2010

rvia-lg0427According to a recent survey, nearly half of RV owners are planning to spend more time on the road this spring and summer than a year ago as the RV industry celebrates its Centennial.

The survey comes from the latest Campfire Canvass, a biannual survey of RV owners by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). It shows that 45.4 percent of the more than 8.2 million U.S. RV owners expect to travel more this summer than they did last year, while 41.9 percent say they’ll travel the same amount.

“For a century, Americans have enjoyed exploring what’s over the next hill and around the bend,” says Richard Coon, president of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. “That pioneering spirit is still alive and well today.”

By: On: Thursday April 15 2010

rvtravel0415With the summer vacation season approaching and airlines announcing additional passenger fees, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) says RV rentals are looking more attractive than ever.

RVs eliminate airline passenger fees for luggage, fuel surcharges, meals and in-flight entertainment, while helping travelers avoid flight delays and airport gridlock.

“Travelers leave all the hassles behind when they go by RV,” says Richard Coon, president of the RVIA. “What they don’t leave behind are all the comforts of home.”

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