More than 70 people representing 14 RV dealers and an assortment of suppliers have signed up for the California Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (CalRVDA) 2017 Conference Tuesday (Feb. 21) through Thursday at Agua Caliente Resort in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Highlights will include a workshop on California’s Lemon Law led by attorneys David Ruben and Tom Murphy along with an overview of the RV market and the recently formed Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable by national RVDA president Phil Ingrassia.
”Obviously, the Lemon Law is always an issue,” said Melissa Shetler CalRVDA association executive director, who noted that the California Legislature last year considered changing the law before abandoning the effort.
For his part, Ingrassia told RVBUSINESS.com that he also will update dealers on Go RVing Coalition efforts to reach potential RV buyers.
With regard to the industry roundtable, ”We are working to provide a strong voice for outdoor recreation related business to the new Congress and administration,” Ingrassia said.
The conference will kick off Tuesday night with a sponsor’s reception followed Wednesday by a golf outing and an auction and dinner.
CalRVDA President Steve Richardson of Richardson’s RV Centers, Riverside, will offer a welcome to dealers Thursday morning followed by remarks by Terence McHale, CalRVDA executive director.
After Ingrassia speaks, Temecula City Councilman Matt Rahn will talk about ”Enhancing Healthy RV Competition and Growth” and Angie Weilage of Brown & Brown Insurance with report on the ”State of the Health Insurance Market.”
The conference will conclude with a dealers-only session. ”They will be talking about issues that they are dealing with and things that they need to be working on,” Shetler said.
Among the conference conference sponsors are Bank of America, NTP-STAG, Ally Financial Inc., Bank of the West, Wells Fargo CDF, Jayco Inc. and Thor Industries Inc. along with others.