Over 11.2 million households own an RV according to the RVIA; this is up 26% over the past 10 years and 62% over the past 20 years. How do we keep it up?
The RV industry is a multi-billion-dollar industry: $140 billion to be exact. It contributes greatly to the country’s economy and even connects travelers from across the globe. More people than ever before are discovering the joy and wonder of RVing. With such a rapidly growing industry, how do we keep it from falling?
Help us to advocate for RV parks and campgrounds
Speak to your local legislators and assembly members about bills happening now in California, but also be aware of national bills as well. We have been working hard to make our members aware of Assembly Bill 1472, which fines RV park owners who have tenants move out for a period of time and then allows them to move back in under a new lease as a method of preventing residency. Currently, the bill is in the judiciary phase, and CalOHA is working with a lobbyist to combat its passing.
There is also a national bill that we need to pass: America’s Outdoor Recreation Act. This bill attempts to modernize and expand campgrounds in order to keep up with the current demand in the industry. It will also increase jobs and access to public lands, ensure more Americans are able to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle, and create more RV camping opportunities.
With campgrounds and RV parks experiencing record-breaking demand, it is vital that we keep them not just operating but updated and well kept. One way to assist with this is to pass America’s Outdoor Recreation Act. This week, our President and CEO is in Washington DC advocating for your parks, and this act is one of many discussions.
Our industry is continuing to grow. However, if we do not take care of them, RV parks and campgrounds may not be able to sustain themselves in the future.
For more information on these bills and advocacy efforts, please send us an email or call our office at (530) 885-1624.
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