October 2014
Volume 39 - Number 3



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October 2014                                                             The Voice of the RV Industry Since 1975                                                  Volume 39 - Number 3

ARVC Joins Campaign to Stop HUD from Redefining Most of Park Model RVs as Manufactured Housing
In the Campgrounds Section [ Read Article ]

Latest Headline in RV News Digest Posted on October 13, 2014 [ More Articles ]
Indiana : RV industry's recovery from Great Recession overshadows health of manufactured housing in Elkhart County
Source: The Elkhart Truth [ Read Article ]
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    Seniors Discuss Driving Abilities
    (Posted: September 5, 2014)

    PhotoThere are currently more than 23 million licensed drivers aged 70 and older, and with baby boomers beginning to reach 70 years of age, the number of seniors on the road will rise steadily over the next two decades.
RV Industry Trade

    PhotoThe all-industry wholesale trade event will feature 57 manufacturers and 227 supplier exhibitors showcasing the latest RV models, innovative new products, and RV-related services across more than 755,000 square feet of exhibit space.
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ARVC Joins Campaign to Stop HUD from Redefining Most of Park Model RVs as Manufactured Housing
Posted in Campgrounds Articles on October 18, 2014
EverGreen Shoots for the Moon Introducing Another Industry First--the Element 'Sky-gazer' Window
Posted in New RVs Report Articles on October 17, 2014
Thor Motor Coach Participates in Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Posted in Industry News Articles on October 17, 2014
EverGreen RV Appoints John Cunningham General Manager of Motorized
Posted in People Articles on October 17, 2014
RV Historian Al Hesselbart Retires from RV/MH Hall of Fame
Posted in RV/MH Hall of Fame Articles on October 16, 2014
Winnebago Revenues Increased 18% in Fiscal 2014; Motorhome Retail Registrations Increased 17%
Posted in Financials Articles on October 16, 2014

Posted in Shipments Articles on August 13, 2014
ARVC Supports RVIA-Sponsored Legislation to Clarify the Definition of Manufactured Housing to Exclude Park Model RVS
Posted in Campgrounds Articles on October 12, 2014

    Latest Shipment Figures Available as of Oct 20, 2014

    August wholesale shipments to retailers continued to cruise along, rising 5.8% above this same month last year to 26,441 units. As with recent months, towable RVs reflected the largest unit gains while motorhomes grew by the largest percentage gain. Motorhomes represented 15% of all shipments in the month of August this year the highest percentage of motorhome shipments in any single month since December of 2007. [ more ]


    2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo

    This special session for Young RV Executives is part of the Dealer/GM track and will help attendees identify the most common mistakes young leaders make and explore the difference between leadership and management.
RV Supplies
Buyers Advocate

    Depreciation VS Maintenance

    The RV Industry news sources are all telling the story of robust sales. They are building so many new Motorhomes, they can't find enough drivers to transport them. The same is not true with "High End" pre-owned units.
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RV News Digest
RV industry's recovery from Great Recession overshadows health of manufactured housing in Elkhart County
Indiana --Kovach has long been urging the industry to launch an aggressive marketing effort to boost its image, similar to what the RV industry has done with its ... --Source: The Elkhart Truth -- Posted Oct 13, 2014

Stutzman, Walorski back RV industry with bill
Indiana --The RV industry, which is concentrated in Elkhart County, fears it could face more restrictive taxing, zoning and consumer lending rules if certain ... --Source: Congresswoman Jackie Walorski -- Posted Oct 12, 2014

Green Car Reports Electric Vehicles In RV Campgrounds: What You Need To Know
United_States --This article is intended to help owners and operators of RV campground understand how an electric-car driver would want to use a 50-Amp outlet--and ...--Source: Green Car Reports -- Posted Oct 07, 2014

National Park Basics For RVing Newbies
United_States --Before you head out for the first time onto national park roads, such as the Kolob Terrace Road in Zion National Park, with an RV, do a little ...--Source: National Parks Traveler -- Posted Oct 06, 2014

RVIA seeks exemption from CDL requirements
Virginia --The exemption would apply to individuals who are employees of U.S. driveaway-towaway companies, RV manufacturers, and RV dealers transporting ... --Source: JJ Keller & Associates -- Posted Oct 04, 2014

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