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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 .

Remembering the Airstream Land Yacht

Fri Mar 31, 2017

Airstream trailers have been nicknamed a lot of things: the Silver Bullet, a Toaster-on-Wheels and even the Silver Twinkie. But the now iconic American aluminum trailer — especially its largest models — has also been known as a “land yacht,” thanks to its high-end design reminiscent of the largest ships on the sea.

Airstream lived up to this title in 2014 when it debuted what it called “the most luxurious Airstream ever conceived,” according to a story by Curbed.com. The special edition model — the Land Yacht 28 — boasted three rooms and was designed with the help of Mauro Micheli, head designer at yacht design firm Officina Italiana Design, with cabinetry from the Italian firm Tecnoform.

All of that impressive pedigree meant one thing for the Land Yacht: It was fancy. Designed to resemble a luxury watercraft, the 28-foot trailer slept six and came with boat-deck plank flooring, LED lighting and Corian countertops. The master bedroom boasted a pillow top queen mattress, a 30-inch flatscreen and plenty of under-the-bed storage.

Additional Information: http://www.curbed.com/2017/3/27/15072982/airstream-trailer-land-yacht