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 .

North Carolina County to Clarify Tiny Homes Ruling

Tue Feb 21, 2017

Pitt County planning officials in North Carolina are again asking county commissioners to amend the ordinance text governing recreational vehicles and tiny houses during their 6 p.m. meeting and public hearing, according to a story by Reflector.com.

Planning staff wants the changes because the county had few regulations in place for permitting RVs and RV parks. Staff initially sought the changes in December, but commissioners delayed actions because of complaints from county residents.

Planning Director James Rhodes says his office has received additional guidelines clarifying how certain types of RVs can be set up and occupied and the definition of a tiny house.

Additional Information: http://www.reflector.com/News/2017/02/20/Rules-for-RVs-tiny-houses-back-on-Pitt-commissioners-docket.html