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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 .

Kansas City Designer Wins Opportunity to Design Tiny Homes

Wed Feb 15, 2017

148717485622113.jpgKANSAS CITY - Kristin Rieke normally works as a residential interior designer for custom homes in the greater Kansas City area.

But this spring, Rieke has an exciting new project selecting interior and exterior color palettes and interior furnishings for three tiny house RV rentals, which will be available for rent this summer at select Jellystone Parks in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia.

“This is an incredible opportunity,” Rieke says, who is an award winning designer who founded Rak’Designs 12 years ago.

Rieke was selected to design the tiny homes after winning the first Jellystone Park Tiny Home RV Designer Challenge, which is co-sponsored by Sonoma, California-based Tumbleweed Tiny House Company, the nation’s largest tiny home builder, and Northgate Resorts, which owns the Jellystone Parks where the tiny house RVs will be on display.

Rieke will be completing her designs for the tiny house RVs in the coming weeks, and the units will be available for rent this summer 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.