RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Tiny Houses Installing Slide-Outs to Expand Legally

Fri Sep 23, 2016

You can only make tiny houses so wide while remaining road legal, so tiny house firm Tiny Idahomes borrowed a neat trick from RVs and trailers and has installed slide-outs in several of its homes. Its most recent model is currently on the market for $68,899 and features a dining room, bedroom and lounge that slide out with the push of a button.

The unnamed towable tiny house is legally classified as an RV and measures 26 feet long. It's actually being used as a demo model by the firm and still needs a little finishing up before being sold.

The roof is metal and it's clad in board and batten siding, while the interior walls are finished in white painted ply. Inside, once in its expanded state, it comprises a maximum total floorspace of 250 square feet. It's unusable when not expanded and would only be left like this for transport.

Additional Information: http://newatlas.com/slide-out-tiny-house/45543/