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 .

Tumbleweed Tiny House Company Offers Contestants Chance to Design

Fri Jan 27, 2017

Most people are fascinated with tiny houses.

But have you ever thought of what you would do if you could design your own tiny house?

Now’s your chance.

Sonoma, California-based Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, the nation’s largest tiny home builder, has partnered with Northgate Resorts to offer the first Jellystone Park Tiny Home RV Designer Challenge.

Contestants only need to email their application packet at www.lazyriverny.com/jellystone-park-tiny-home-rv-tour/ to jellystonetinytour@northgateresorts.com no later than midnight Eastern time on Feb. 2. Be sure to include up to three visuals for the design of the tiny house, the application form and link to a 60-second video in which you explain why you should be selected as the designer for the Jellystone Park Tiny Home RV Designer Challenge.

Preference will be given to designers who make a 60-second video on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #JellystoneTinyTour.

Contestants must be 18 years old or older. The winner must also be available to remotely design and decorate homes over the coming months and be present for design implementation for one week in mid to late May. The designer must be willing to be in frequent communication with the project manager.

The winner will be announced the week after the application period closes and will have an opportunity to design three different Tumbleweed Tiny Houses, which will be built this spring and be showcased at Jellystone Parks in Gardiner, New York; Quarryville, Pennsylvania; Hagerstown, Maryland; and Luray, Virginia.

The tiny houses, which sleep four to six, will include kitchens and bathrooms. They will be available for rent by consumers at each park.

Design contest winners will also receive $1,000 plus free travel for two for a one week complimentary stay at the Jellystone Park in Gardiner, New York during the design phase of the tiny home challenge. Winners will also be featured on Jellystone Park websites, the Tumbleweed website as well as their respective Facebook and Instagram accounts plus e-newsletters that provide publicity to millions of Jellystone Park and Tumbleweed fans.