The cancellation of the annual RV Aftermarket Conference was not going to stop the industry from celebrating suppliers and distributors committed to excellence and growth in aftermarket parts and accessories.
The 2020 RV Aftermarket Awards recognizes suppliers and distributors committed to the RV aftermarket, while also highlighting the most popular new products available in the marketplace since last year. All RV Industry Association supplier and distributor members are eligible for their respective award categories, and there were 15 entries submitted for the Aftermarket Product of the Year, ranging from water heaters and refrigerators to tank sensors and routers.
The 2020 Distributor of the Year was selected based on quality of purchase orders, marketing materials, exposure for supplier products and level of ROI based on catalog fees, flyers, and events. The 2020 Supplier of the Year was selected based on level of “on time” delivery; how well they launch new products, artwork, and promotional materials; customer service; and staff expertise. And the 2020 RV Aftermarket Product of the Year winners were selected based on product innovation, functionality, value, quality and technological advancement.
This year’s winners are:
DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR
Arrow Distributing, Inc.
SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
1st Place: Progressive Industries Portable Surge Protectors
An ideal solution for protecting the sensitive electronics on your RV from electrical surges and faulty wiring conditions.
2nd Place: Hughes Autoformers Dual Color LED Digital Voltmeter
An essential item to monitor incoming voltage.
3rd Place (tie): Blue Ox TrackPro
Blue Ox’s newest weight distribution hitch, which employs proven technologies for all driving conditions.
3rd Place (tie): Winegard Company Gateway Router
An add-on accessory for the Winegard Air360+ HDTV antenna to enable long-range WiFi and 4G LTE connectivity.
All 2020 award winners will be shipped a commemorative award to highlight their accomplishment.
The 2021 RV Aftermarket Conference is slated for Aug. 10-12, 2021, at the Embassy Suites Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia, and is open to all RVIA members.