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RVIA Tracks Media Hits Promoting RV Industry

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November 5, 2013 by   Leave a Comment

Editor’s Note: The following is a compilation from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) on news reports in print and broadcast media on the RV industry. The full list appears on the RVIA website in the “News” section.

Driving Through Manhattan in a Huge R.V. <http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=142466011&sid=27731585&m=3092975&u=RVIA&j=15573298&s=http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/17/driving-through-manhattan-in-a-huge-r-v/?_r=2>

New York Times (Blog)
Thursday, October 17, 2013
According to the R.V.I.A. Web site, the average age of R.V. owners is  48, and their median income is $62,000. Not many people under 35 are  buying R.V.’s, according to the site, but the association is trying to  convince younger travelers that they’ll save money if they take an R.V.  instead of paying for hotel rooms and airline tickets.

Renting An RV Offers Chance To Explore Camping <http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=142466011&sid=27731589&m=3092975&u=RVIA&j=15573298&s=http://www.stltoday.com/travel/travels-with-amy/renting-an-rv-offers-chance-to-explore-camping/article_2cdf2a41-1bb3-5258-9df6-f893e9e348a9.html>
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Monday, October 28, 2013
According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, the top  reasons travelers use RVs include enjoying outdoor activities, taking  more mini-vacations, spending quality time with family and escaping the  stress and pressure of daily life. So that was four checks for my  family.

Winnebago’s Profit Rises, Driven By Rebounding RV Demand <http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=142466011&sid=27731594&m=3092975&u=RVIA&j=15573298&s=http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/17/us-winnebago-results-idUSBRE99G0FQ20131017>
Reuters.com
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Winnebago Industries Inc., the No. 1 U.S. motor-home manufacturer,  reported a stronger-than-expected profit on Thursday and said its  backlog continued to grow in the most recent quarter as rebounding  consumer confidence prompted dealers to increase vehicle orders.

RV Travel Tips For Beginners <http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=142466011&sid=27731586&m=3092975&u=RVIA&j=15573298&s=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-t-miller/rv-travel-tips-for-beginners_b_4168089.html>
Huffington Post
Monday, October 28, 2013
The affordability, combined with the comfort, convenience and personal freedom it offers has made recreational vehicle (RV) travel immensely popular among retirees over the past decade.

RV Travel Tips For Beginners <http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=142466011&sid=27731587&m=3092975&u=RVIA&j=15573298&s=http://dailyjournalonline.com/farmington-press/news/local/rv-travel-tips-for-beginners/article_7864470a-31b1-11e3-ae43-0019bb2963f4.html>
Daily Journal Online / Farmington Press
Thursday, October 10, 2013
The affordability, combined with the comfort, convenience and personal  freedom it offers has made recreational vehicle (RV) travel immensely  popular among retirees over the past decade.

Gone RVing: Today Recreational Vehicles Combine Camping And Comfort <http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=142466011&sid=27764945&m=3092975&u=RVIA&j=15573298&s=http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201310/index.php?startid=22>
Rural Missouri Magazine
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
RV camping is a popular pastime for those that want to “rough it” in comfort.

September Was A Good Month For RV Industry <http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=142466011&sid=27731590&m=3092975&u=RVIA&j=15573298&s=http://goshennews.com/business/x2112907910/September-was-a-good-month-for-RV-industry>
GoshenNews.com
Monday, October 28, 2013
Wholesale shipments of recreational vehicles rose by 18.6 percent in September over September 2012 to 22,498 units, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.

Lawyerly Lairs: Lawyer Lives In RV Down By the River <http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=142466011&sid=27731591&m=3092975&u=RVIA&j=15573298&s=http://abovethelaw.com/2013/10/lawyerly-lairs-lawyer-lives-in-rv-down-by-the-river/>
Above The Law
Friday, October 25, 2013
Liam Moriarty, a 29-year-old corporate lawyer at a large Manhattan firm, doesn’t exactly seem, on paper at least, like the type to give up his Greenpoint apartment and trade it in for an RV.

St. Johns RV Show Exceeds Expectations <http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=142466011&sid=27731592&m=3092975&u=RVIA&j=15573298&s=http://jacksonville.com/autos/2013-10-18/story/st-johns-rv-show-exceeds-expectations>
Jacksonville.com
Friday, October 18, 2013
Northeast Florida RV dealers were pleasantly surprised by the steady stream of visitors they attracted for their first fall RV show at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds in Elkton last week.

RV Show And Festival To Be Held At Fairgrounds <http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=142466011&sid=27731595&m=3092975&u=RVIA&j=15573298&s=http://www.the-dispatch.com/article/20131015/NEWS05/310159983>
Lexington Dispatch
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Anyone who is looking to get away and doesn’t want the hassle of dealing with hotel rooms or airline flights has an opportunity to check out a vacation option that has been gaining popularity.

Camping – RV Style (Video) <http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=142466011&sid=27731596&m=3092975&u=RVIA&j=15573298&s=http://www.myfoxphilly.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9420471>
WTXF-TV Fox 29, Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Camping fun during Halloween.

Camping – RV Style (Video) <http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=142466011&sid=27731597&m=3092975&u=RVIA&j=15573298&s=http://www.myfoxphilly.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9420277>
WTXF-TV Fox 29, Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
1/5 families went camping this year.

2 Reasons To Invest In The Thriving RV Industry <http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=142466011&sid=27731598&m=3092975&u=RVIA&j=15573298&s=http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/10/14/2-reasons-to-invest-in-the-thriving-rv-industry.aspx>
Motley Fool
Monday, October 14, 2013
As many baby boomers contemplate retirement, quite a few are opting out of an overseas excursion and buying a recreational vehicle instead. With pent-up demand for replacement campers, as well as a flood of new buyers entering the market, sales of motor homes have jumped 30% from the previous year, making 2013 a year of record RV ownership.

Chinese Embracing The Perceived Freedom of R.V.’s (Video) <http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=142466011&sid=27731599&m=3092975&u=RVIA&j=15573298&s=http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/14/chinese-embracing-the-perceived-freedom-of-rvs/?_r=0>
New York Times (Blog)
Monday, October 14, 2013
Distributors of European- and American-made campers say their products are selling out as soon as they hit the showroom floor. In August, at the third annual R.V. exhibition in Beijing, more than 500 vehicles were purchased during the four-day event, with an average sale price 300,000 renminbi, or $50,000. Industry analysts predict that sales will reach 800,000 within a decade.

Travel Tip: RV Rental Options (Video) <http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=142466011&sid=27731600&m=3092975&u=RVIA&j=15573298&s=http://www.wishtv.com/indy-style/travel-tip-rv-rental-options>
WISH TV, Indianapolis, IN
Monday, October 14, 2013
RV rental options and which are the best for you.

Opening Day California RV Show- Outdoor Lifestyle (Video) <http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=142466011&sid=27731601&m=3092975&u=RVIA&j=15573298&s=http://ktla.com/2013/10/11/opening-day-california-rv-show-outdoor-lifestyle/#axzz2iZO5ziUM>
WKTLA- TV, Los Angeles, CA
Friday, October 11, 2013
Gayle Anderson was live in Pomona for a preview of the California RV Show, which starts today and runs through Sunday, October 20th at the Los Angeles Fairplex in Pomona. Sponsored by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), this is the longest running RV show in the United States and the best attended RV show in the West with over 20,000 attendees. This show features the latest in RV products and accessories as well as class A, B and C models, travel trailers, 5th wheels, toy haulers, campers and tents by 45 recreational vehicle manufacturers and 17 Southern California dealers.

California RV Show- Perks Of A Fleetwood <http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=142466011&sid=27731602&m=3092975&u=RVIA&j=15573298&s=http://ktla.com/2013/10/10/california-rv-show-perks-of-a-fleetwood/#axzz2hKuVL4bl>
WKTLA- TV, Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, October 10, 2013
The California RV Show opens this Friday, October 11th and runs through Sunday, October 20th at the Los Angeles Fairplex in Pomona. Sponsored by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), this is the longest running RV show in the United States and the best attended RV show in the West with over 20,000 attendees.

Good News For California RVs: Length Law Clarified <http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=142466011&sid=27731603&m=3092975&u=RVIA&j=15573298&s=http://blogs.etruth.com/businessbeat/2013/10/10/good-news-for-california-rvs-lenght-law-clarified/>
eTruth, Elkhart, IN
Thursday, October 10, 2013
The day before the Pomona show opens, RVIA announced Thursday, Oct. 10, that Calif. Gov Jerry Brown signed into law a bill RVIA pushed to clarify the state’s vehicle code and allow longer fifth-wheel trailers in the state.

MARVAC’s Fall Detroit Camper And RV Show <http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=142466011&sid=27731604&m=3092975&u=RVIA&j=15573298&s=http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/marvacs-fall-detroit-camper-rv-show-1840038.htm>
Market Wire
Thursday, October 10, 2013
With Michigan’s fall color change well underway and the weather slowly cooling down, the nearly 12,000 attendees at the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) Fall Detroit Camper & RV Show proved the camping and RV season isn’t over.

California RV Show Preview- Classic RV’s (Video) <http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=142466011&sid=27731605&m=3092975&u=RVIA&j=15573298&s=http://ktla.com/2013/10/09/california-rv-show-preview-the-new-airstream/#axzz2hFZUqYzR>
WKTLA- TV, Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
This show features the latest in RV products and accessories as well as class A, B and C models, travel trailers, 5th wheels, toy haulers, campers and tents by 45 recreational vehicle manufacturers and 17 Southern California dealers. This year’s show will feature over 950 brand new RVs and over 100 RVs on site ready for test drives.

Travel Channel UK goes on an “RV Rampage” <http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=142466011&sid=27731606&m=3092975&u=RVIA&j=15573298&s=http://realscreen.com/2013/10/08/mipcom-13-travel-channel-uk-goes-on-an-rv-rampage/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mipcom-13-travel-channe>
Realscreen.com
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Scripps Networks International is lining up a series, RV Rampage – the first commission from new indie Tuesday’s Child – for its Travel Channel in the UK. Hosted by Amanda Byram and Henry Cole (pictured above), the 10 x 60-minute series is set in the cities and along the coastline of New Zealand, following five couples from around the world traveling together in RVs as they take on cultural, physical and mental challenges.

30th Annual RV Show Kicks Off Fall Season <http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=142466011&sid=27731607&m=3092975&u=RVIA&j=15573298&s=http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/10/06/2824065/tacoma-dome-30th-annual-rv-show.html>
The News Tribune, Tacoma, WA
Sunday, October 6, 2013
The fall RV show season kicks off Thursday with the Tacoma Fall RV Show. The 30th annual event will run through Oct. 13 and will feature RVs from 14 area dealers, including luxury and entry-level models.

RV Rolls Into Status Symbol In China <http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=142466011&sid=27731608&m=3092975&u=RVIA&j=15573298&s=http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2021968352_chinamotorhomesxml.html>
The Seattle Times
Saturday, October 5, 2013
As more Chinese embrace automobile culture, foreign RV makers are expanding there, and domestic brands are also getting started.

Indoor Campground Hostel Hosts Vintage RVs As Rooms <http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=142466011&sid=27731609&m=3092975&u=RVIA&j=15573298&s=http://www.designboom.com/design/indoor-campground-hostel-hosts-vintage-rvs-as-rooms-10-04-2013/>
Design Boom
Friday, October 4, 2013
Hotelier Michael Bonner has implemented an unusual hospitality concept into reality, transforming a previously vacant warehouse in germany into a vintage faux-campsite. the 600 square-meter industrial space has been revamped into the basecamp bonn young hostel, a colorful indoor landscape playing host to 15 different restored caravans.

Biz to Go: RVs New Symbol Of Success In China <http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=142466011&sid=27731610&m=3092975&u=RVIA&j=15573298&s=http://www.timesdispatch.com/business/economy/biz-to-go-rvs-new-symbol-of-success-in-china/article_1c936886-2fda-562c-83d9-31323844e1ec.html>
Richmond Times Dispatch
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
As more Chinese embrace automobile culture, foreign RV makers are expanding in China. Researcher 21RV.com estimates the number of motor homes in China will surge from about 9,000 to 800,000 by 2022. The United States has about 9.6 million RVs on its roads, according to 21RV.

RV Companies Have Best Month Since 2007 In August <http://www.mmsend2.com/link.cfm?r=142466011&sid=27731611&m=3092975&u=RVIA&j=15573298&s=http://www.wndu.com/news/headlines/RV-companies-have-best-month-since-2007-in-August-226016421.html?ref=421>
WNDU-TV, South Bend, IN
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
A new report brings us more proof the RV industry is bouncing back from the great recession.

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