Members of the California RV Dealers Association (CalRVDA) and their industry partners met in San Diego this week for a two-day CalRVDA Summit to discuss issues impacting the RV business in California, according to a report by RV Executive Today
CalRVDA President Darrel Friesen, president of Redding RV Center, Yuba City, Calif., and Executive Director Terry McHale led in-depth discussions on the state’s unique political and regulatory environment, using legal and political experts from around the state. California employers face several issues regarding state workplace mandates including family leave, hiring practices and wage and hour regulations.
President and CEO of the California Outdoor Hospitality Association Dyana Kelley provided an update on how the organization promotes camping and RV travel in the state and outlined the regulatory challenges facing companies interested in expanding or developing new RV parks and campgrounds.
Theodosia Rush, GM for Cummins Inc.’s Mobile Power Division, led a discussion regarding impending changes to RV generator emission requirements mandated by the California Air Resources Board. She and her colleagues outlined how the company plans to comply with the new requirements and provide product to manufacturers and dealers doing business in California when the rules take effect next year.
Tim Corcoran, executive director of California’s New Motor Vehicle Board, kicked off the meeting with a review of how the agency works with dealers and manufacturers to support a fair and competitive motor vehicle market in the state.
RVDA President Phil Ingrassia and RVIA President Craig Kirby also provided a national perspective on the RV market as well as industry initiatives to improve “Repair Event Cycle Time” for speedy consumer repair service.