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By: On: Friday November 27 2009

2rvia1127The $789 billion federal economic stimulus package signed into law in February, 2009, included a tax provision for motorhomes that is now set to expire as the year ends.

For the remainder of the calendar year, tax provisions under the stimulus package allow for sales and excise tax deductions for new purchases of qualified motor vehicles, including motorhomes. The deductions are attributable to taxes applying to the first $49,500 of the purchase price. Individuals with an adjusted gross income of up to $125,000 and joint filers with an adjusted gross income of up to $250,000 are eligible for the deduction.

When the calendar year ends on December 31, the tax credit will no longer apply.

By: On: Friday November 27 2009

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RVIA’s 47th Annual National RV Trade Show brings 2010 product lines, thousands of industry officials and a renewed sense of optimism to the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) in Louisville, Dec. 1-3, 2009.

With pre-registration numbers for show attendees higher than last year’s numbers – and RV dealer pre-registration a full 15 percent higher than at this time last year, industry members are feeling positive as they head to the show, which comes on the heels of encouraging sales this fall at consumer shows across the country.

“This year’s show provides a rallying point for the RV industry as we start to recover from a historic recession,” says RVIA President Richard Coon. “And I’m glad to say that we have many reasons for optimism.  RV shipments are improving, Americans still love our products, and the forecast is for market growth in the upcoming year.  I think we will have a strong show that will help speed us along the road to recovery.”

By: On: Thursday October 1 2009

rv-showIf attendance at RV trade shows is any indication, consumers may be ready to start buying recreational vehicles again.

According to Pedata RV Center, RV shows across the United States and around the world are seeing an increase in attendance with people ready and willing to buy. Though the first half of 2009 was slow, rentals and motorhome sales at RV dealers are on the rise, which could be an indication that the industry is starting to turn around.

Caravan Salon Dusseldorf, the world’s largest RV show, attracted record crowds during its August 28 to September 6 run. Caravan Salon hosted a reported 161,200 visitors from 37 countries. Of those, 49% reportedly came with the intention of buying, according to RV Business. Klaus Förtsch, president of the Caravanning Industry Association (CIVD) attributes the interest to more economical options and lighter weight materials.




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