April '17

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BOCA RATON, Fla. – Speaking at RVIA's annual member meeting during the Association's RV Leadership Conference on March 2 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, RVIA President Frank Hugelmeyer told attendees that the RV business is in a strong position. Hugelmeyer said that the robust shipment increases of the RV market seen in 2016 are the result of a deep affinity for RV travel and ownership with consumers. "The RV market had its best comparable performance of any year since 1980 with more than 430,600 units shipped," he said. "Over that nearly 40-year-time period, the RV industry has enjoyed a positive growth trend despite year-to-year fluctuations. It is evi- dent that RVing continues to grow as a consumer lifestyle choice." He also said he believes the short-term outlook for the RV industry remains bright. 44 • RV PRO • April 2017 rv-pro.com Show Coverage Hugelmeyer Sees Challenges, Opportunities Ahead In remarks at the RVIA Leadership Conference, the Association's president is optimistic on the whole. Staff Reports PHOTOS BY BRADLEY WORRELL; HUGELMEYER PHOTO ON PAGE 44 COURTESY OF RVIA. RVIA President Frank Hugelmeyer delivers his remarks on the state of the Association and the industry during the annual member meeting at the RVIA Leadership Conference, which was held at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Florida (pictured above).

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