Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-10-2007, 12:17 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
ChiefJohn's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Anywhere, USA
Posts: 2,472
Quote:
RVIA Concerned Over New CAFE Standards Bill
Bob Ashley
RV Business
Thursday, May 10, 2007

Although the provisions in a so-called CAFE bill passed by a U.S. Senate committee earlier this week are likely to change substantially if the legislation passes, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) has taken notice.

"We are taking it pretty seriously," said Jay Landers, RVIA senior director of government affairs. "In the past, we haven't gotten into these kinds of federal issues. We may have turned the corner now."

Of concern, Landers said, is that the definition of what would constitute a "truck" is not clear in the bill, which would require higher fuel mileage standards for three categories of trucks those under 10,000 pounds, 10,000 to 26,000 pounds and over 26,000 pounds.

"Obviously our concern with CAFE has always been about tow vehicles," Landers said. "Now it looks like it's expanding to medium- and heavy-duty trucks, which could include Class A and Class C motorhomes."

Currently, CAFE standards apply only to automobiles and trucks weighing less than 8,500 pounds, which are too light to haul most RVs.

U.S. automakers and the United Auto Workers said that goals in the bill are unattainable and threaten jobs at a time when General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group already have shut down factories and cut tens of thousands of jobs.

Truck standards wouldn't be set until after a study by the National Academy of Sciences to determine what would be feasible. The bill would require automakers to achieve an average of 35 miles per gallon across their fleets an increase of about 40% between now and the year 2020.
__________________

__________________
John & Marilyn Yoder, Sophie & Misha (Bichons)
2008 Vectra 40TD, WIT-151980 FMCA F265880
ChiefJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-10-2007, 12:17 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
ChiefJohn's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Anywhere, USA
Posts: 2,472
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">RVIA Concerned Over New CAFE Standards Bill
Bob Ashley
RV Business
Thursday, May 10, 2007

Although the provisions in a so-called CAFE bill passed by a U.S. Senate committee earlier this week are likely to change substantially if the legislation passes, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) has taken notice.

"We are taking it pretty seriously," said Jay Landers, RVIA senior director of government affairs. "In the past, we haven't gotten into these kinds of federal issues. We may have turned the corner now."

Of concern, Landers said, is that the definition of what would constitute a "truck" is not clear in the bill, which would require higher fuel mileage standards for three categories of trucks those under 10,000 pounds, 10,000 to 26,000 pounds and over 26,000 pounds.

"Obviously our concern with CAFE has always been about tow vehicles," Landers said. "Now it looks like it's expanding to medium- and heavy-duty trucks, which could include Class A and Class C motorhomes."

Currently, CAFE standards apply only to automobiles and trucks weighing less than 8,500 pounds, which are too light to haul most RVs.

U.S. automakers and the United Auto Workers said that goals in the bill are unattainable and threaten jobs at a time when General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group already have shut down factories and cut tens of thousands of jobs.

Truck standards wouldn't be set until after a study by the National Academy of Sciences to determine what would be feasible. The bill would require automakers to achieve an average of 35 miles per gallon across their fleets an increase of about 40% between now and the year 2020. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
__________________
John & Marilyn Yoder, Sophie & Misha (Bichons)
2008 Vectra 40TD, WIT-151980 FMCA F265880
ChiefJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Info on Palo Verde Cafe Quartzsite, AZ rvgrandma Workkamping & Volunteering 3 10-29-2008 06:47 AM
US EPA and California standards sticker root MH-General Discussions & Problems 2 03-27-2008 06:22 PM
Spartan Country Cafe slabman Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 2 07-25-2007 04:04 PM
Work Standards These Days Hitchhiker Just Conversation 13 09-25-2006 04:57 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.