Avida is proud to be affiliated with the CCIA, CRVA and RVMA.
Avida is a proud supporter of all aspects of the RV Industry and a member of the Recreational Vehicle Manufacturers Association of Australia (RVMA), the industry organisation tasked with ensuring the Motorhome Industry is at the forefront of professionalism and quality.
The Recreational Vehicle Manufacturers Association of Australia promotes high quality production standards through self regulation and audits of manufacturing processes. Ongoing Research and Development plus industry training is actively promoted. The RVMA believes a highly skilled technical and trades work force ensures that recreational vehicles continue being built to industry standards.
The RVMA Seal is attached to all models manufactured by Association members. The Seal provides owners with the assurance that their RV has been designed and built for Australian use and is manufactured in Australia in accordance with the Association's code of practice and construction standards. The RVMA Seal also provides owners with further assurance that it honours the Association's code of ethics.
Avida has representatives on the main board of the RVMA and on all subsidiary boards investigating technical and other matters regarding the RV Industry.
Caravan, RV & Accommodation Industry of Australia Ltd (CRVA) is the peak National Tourism Body representing over 4000 industry businesses ranging from caravan parks, manufacturers and retailers of industry products, suppliers of goods and services, and service providers. The main responsibility the CRVA undertakes, besides engaging in political activity on issues that affect the industry nationally and facilitating a national accreditation program, is to market and promote the industry lifestyle to Australian consumers.
CCIA is an association of employers that represents and supports its members to enhance performance and achieve commercial goals. It provides a range of exemplary professional services to assist members to operate in the social economic and regulatory environment at a level that could not be practically duplicated by a member acting alone. It encourages social responsibility and ethical best practice.
The Motorhome Lifestyle
"This lifestyle is now the fastest growing segment of the Australian tourism market."
Australians are spending more of their time pursuing leisure activities in Australia than ever before. The baby boomer generation who have discovered that there is so much to see and do in Australia are getting out there and “doing it.” Baby boomers have never held back in the past and when they decide to do something, they generally do it in a big way which is why so many are now travelling the country roads in a RV of some description, motorhomes often the vehicle of choice.
The term RV stands for “Recreational Vehicle” and encompasses a variety of offerings such as motorhomes, campervans, caravans and tent trailers, and largely because of the baby boomers, the RV industry is on a roll, a great benefit for Australia generally, especially rural Australia.
The motorhome is a phenomenon of massive proportions and particularly over the last decade, the motorhome lifestyle is one being discovered daily by those looking for escape and seeking to adopt the motorhome catchphrase – “enjoy your life”. Motorhomes are the pinnacle of luxury travel and Avida has motorhomes for everyone, they all have hot showers, flushing toilets, well equipped kitchens, comfy beds and much more. Being an Australian company, Avida understands what is required to meet Australia’s harsh climate and builds motorhomes very suited to the conditions.
It is estimated that at any given time, there are 100,000 to 110,000 RV’s travelling on extended trips at any given time, hardly surprising when over 390,000 RV’s are currently registered in Australia.
Surveys have found that RV travellers spend around $600 each week on food, fuel, entertainment and other essentials and take say an average 100,000 vehicles on the road at any one time, that’s a massive $60 million PER WEEK, largely being distributed amongst far flung country centres, often suffering from rural blights such as drought, unemployment, bush fire and flood.
The freedom of travelling Australia’s wide brown land is an experience that more and more of the time impaired, excessively stressed city dwellers are opting for – and mostly, they opt to do it in style. Gone is the nine to five, the packed trains, the constant harassment by the ubiquitous timepieces that seem to infest every nook and cranny of the big city. Go to where time is meaningless, stress is nonexistent and doing what you want, when you want is paramount.