RVIA's Matt Wald shakes hands with RPTIA Executive Director Bill Garpow

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) has opened membership in the association to recreational park trailer manufacturers.

Last week, RVIA President Richard Coon sent a package to park trailer manufacturers that includes a personal invitation, an RVIA park trailer membership application and association information, according to Matt Wald, RVIA’s new park trailer executive director. A similar invitation package will go out to park model suppliers next week.

“We are wasting no time folding park trailers into the RVIA family,” said Wald. “Richard and I have been reaching out to the park trailer industry leaders and making sure that they are comfortable through this period of transition. Meanwhile we have been laying the groundwork inside RVIA to accommodate park trailer members in key areas such as shows and public relations, and I will be spending time with RPTIA Executive Director Bill Garpow this week to try to figure out how to best fill his big shoes for the park trailer industry.”

RVIA and the Recreational Park Trailer Industry Association (RPTIA) reached an agreement in March for park trailer manufacturers to join RVIA as members.