Recreational Park Trailer Industry Association,
Inc. (RPTIA) is an effective, nonprofit trade association
that represents and provides information and assistance
to all segments of the Park Trailer industry, agencies of
government, members of the media and product owners or potential
The Association uses its resources to
develop materials, information and programs to keep members
informed about opportunities, to facilitate growth and to
otherwise inform them about potential problems so they can
Voting members of RPTIA include those
firms who manufacture Park Trailers, produce and/or distribute
component parts and/or offer professional services utilized
by these firms. Associate members include those firms
who market and/or service units for the public or provide
the sites or developments which accommodate Park Trailer
Who Manages RPTIA?
RPTIA receives its direction and leadership
from a voluntary Board of Directors with members who are
seated in accordance with the RPTIA bylaws approved by the
membership at large. Board membership includes
one individual representing each Park Trailer manufacturer
holding a membership in the Association. Suppliers
and service firms are represented by three individuals who
are elected by the membership, one each year, for a three
year term. Two additional members of the Board represent
the dealers and parks who sell or provide accommodations
to Park Trailer owners. The Board, or the Executive Committee
meets every quarter with the Annual Meeting scheduled in
late October each year.
Making the Board’s
wishes a reality and maintaining the infrastructure and
programming is the task assigned to our staff.
RPTIA has staff members who serve full time, with additional
individuals serving on an as needed or contractual basis.
The Association has offices in Newnan, Georgia located near
Atlanta’s Hartsfield Airport which provides convenient
and direct access to most destinations.
What Programs Are Offered?
RPTIA is the voice of the Park Trailer
industry. It has the capacity to respond to issues and problems
with the strength and combined resolve of the entire industry.
Examples of ongoing programs include:
• Facilitating the ongoing development
of the nationally recognized ANSI A119.5 Standard for Park
Trailers, following the consensus procedures of the American
National Standards Institute.
Establishing programs that provide the industry with the
capability, capacity and incentive to produce Park Trailers
that are constructed with the components and procedures
as specified by the nationally recognized safety standard
- ANSI A119.5.
Maintaining a central information clearing-house that provides
assistance and documentation to industry members for use
with agencies of government, individual regulators or courts
which have taken inappropriate positions that curtail the
sale or use of our products.
Collecting and disseminating statistical information including
production and shipment data as well as demographic profiles
of our customers, their backgrounds, wants, needs and desires
as applies to the Park Trailers lifestyle.
Establishing and maintaining a direct line of communication
with government regulators, lawmakers and others, to provide
them with accurate information about our industry for their
use in making laws or setting regulations.
Providing the members with a newsletter, detailing issues
the Association is addressing, giving regular and ongoing
information as well as covering opportunities and issues
Compiling and offering the public and media information
that will increase product awareness and expand the desire
to own or use Park Trailers for their intended and lawful
purpose as a vacation and/or seasonal dwelling.
Providing the industry with educational information and
knowledge that empowers it to be effective and prosperous.
Will My Firm Benefit?
As a member of RPTIA, your firm will
immediately be able to access the many membership services
and documents provided by the Association. Other RPTIA
representatives are always welcome to participate at meetings
of the Association, providing your firm with many valuable
new social and business contacts.
firm’s management will be eligible to receive Association
mailings that will keep them aware of the latest industry
gives you access to RPTIA’s professional staff who
are available to assist your firm with answers to most problems
you might encounter (Like Taxes, Zoning or Licensing).
are also able to enjoy special savings by participating
in group purchasing programs that benefit your bottom line.
Savings include a 20% reduction in lodging costs from the
Sleep, Comfort, Quality, Clarion, EconoLodge and Roadway
every member benefits each time the Association achieves
recognition for our products or resolves a concern.
Your participation helps to make these victories more frequent