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RPTIA Solicits Votes on RVIA Merger Issue

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January 27, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

The Recreational Park Trailer Industry Association (RPTIA) is surveying its 45 members on their opinion about reuniting with the Recreation Vehicle Industry  Association (RVIA).

Votes will be tallied the end of the month and the RPTIA board will go from there, RPTIA Executive Director William Garpow told Woodall's Campground  Management.

An affirmative vote would put the RPTIA into a state of suspension dependent upon subsequent actions by the RPTIA and RVIA boards, Garpow said.

The possible merger issue has put on hold RPTIA's search for a new executive to succeed Garpow, who earlier announced plans to retire.

Garpow said he has no idea how the RPTIA membership will vote on this latest overture to reunite with RVIA. "RPTIA has gone through this process several times and it has been a close vote," Garpow said. "Right now I can't tell you which way it's going to go."

The park model manufacturers broke away from RVIA in 1994 and formed their own organization whose offices are in Newnan, Ga.

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