RVIA will increase its RVIA seal cost in 2020, raising the per-unit fee from $16 to $27. The RVIA board of directors approved the seal cost increase, its first in a decade, at its meeting in Las Vegas last week.
RVIA membership dues will not increase in 2020.
The seal price increase comes in response to lower revenues from seal sales and the board’s decision to not move forward with a national wholesale trade show. As with prior adjustments to the RVIA seal, the increase will be monitored monthly by the executive committee and will be subject to a board review at each board meeting for potential adjustments. The next meeting of the RVIA Board is in March 2020.
The 2020 seal price increase is the first since 2010. The increase that year, from $4.05 to $35 per unit, helped buoy RVIA after RV sales plummeted in 2009 to their lowest point in decades. As the RV industry boomed in subsequent years, RVIA responded by lowering its seals price six times.
Here are the RVIA seal prices since 2010:
• 2010: $35/30/25 (initial price of $35 was lowered twice in 2010)
• 2011: $25/20
• 2012: $18/17
• 2013: $17/16
• 2014-2019: $16
• 2020: $27