RVIA - Recreation Vehicle Industry Association
The Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) is a national trade association representing recreational vehicle (RV) manufacturers and their component parts suppliers. Together, the RVIA’s members build more than 98 percent of all RVs produced in the United States!
An RV is a vehicle designed as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, travel or seasonal use. RVs are usually considered the same as motor homes, but travel trailers, folding camping trailers and truck campers are RVs too. Off-road vehicles are not included in the RV definition.
The RVIA is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Reston, Virginia. It is a unifying force for safety and professionalism within the RV industry and works with both federal and state government agencies to protect its members interests. The RVIA also provides free materials to consumers and the public in general about RV travel and camping. It also actively works with the media nationwide to educate the public about the benefits of RVing.
RV owners benefit from the RVIA’s inspection program to monitor compliance of the plumbing, heating, fire safety, life safety and the electrical systems of the RVs manufactured by its members in conformance to the ANSI/NFPA 1192 standard for RVs. It also provides an ongoing Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) education program for its members.