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 .

ESCAPE Homes Releases Two New Park Models

Tue Nov 15, 2016

Rice Lake, Wisconsin - ESCAPE Homes continues to innovate by introducing the new ESCAPE Vista Sport and ESCAPE Vintage XL.

ESCAPE Vista Sport is a 110-square foot rolling retreat that creatively incorporates a queen-size bed, bathroom, multipurpose work/dining bar, optional hidden sink/stove and windows galore into a tiny portable home that is slightly larger and less expensive than the average sized car.

The 13-foot long minature cabin is ESCAPE Homes’ tiniest, lightest and most portable home yet and, priced from $29,800, can be perfect for quick getaways or as an extra bedroom, workspace or guesthouse. It sleeps two.

ESCAPE Vintage XL offers 360 square feet of living space highlighted by a revolutionary first floor bedroom suite with a queen size walk around bed, making it one of the most traditional tiny home designs on the market.

It is slightly larger than its recently introduced sibling, ESCAPE XL, and features a similar classic cabin style with an exterior wrapped in cedar lap siding, elegant window panes, butcher block kitchen table and counters, built-in bookshelves, vintage ceiling fan and barn door. It is priced from $73,400 and sleeps four.

Both tiny homes are easily transported via their own trailer, and crafted with high-efficiency insulation and climate control options that allow them to withstand extreme heat or cold.

Power usage is minimal and water, power and utility hook-up takes just minutes, enabling them to travel with the whim of their owner.

Washer and dryer, flatscreen TVs with Blu-ray, stone countertops, USB outlets, cellular shades and exterior shower are additional options available as well as solar power and off-grid programs for the true outdoor adventurist.

Although built like cottages, by law ESCAPE Vista Sport and ESCAPE Vintage XL are Park Model RVs and therefore require no foundation and are not subject to property tax.