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 .
Wed May 24, 2017
In response to numerous requests from Vintage Cruiser fans and dealers, Gulf Stream Coach has announced the release of two new Bunkhouse Floor Plans – The 19BFD and the 23BHS. While sharing many of the specifications of other Vintage Cruiser 19- and 23- foot models, the two new arrivals both include upper and lower 28-inch by 74-inch bunks for visitors, guests, children, grandchildren or pets.
In addition to the bunks, both floor plans also take advantage of one of the most versatile approaches to combining living space with sleeping accommodations – A Murphy Bed. In the 19BFD, a roomy dinette, flanked with picture windows, fills the front of the trailer. With a few simple adjustments, when it’s time to turn in, a Murphy Bed folds open across the dinette, providing a flat, comfy 60 by 74-inch bed. It’s not a collection of dinette cushions – it’s a real bed, according to a press release.
In the 23BHS, the dinette is in a slide-out, so the Murphy Bed opens across the front sofa, providing a flatter, firmer, more comfortable sleeping surface than any sofa-bed.
The 19BFD has another trick up its sleeve, too: The big “Bike Door” in the rear wall of the trailer is hinged to fold up out of the way, making room for all kinds of camping cargo. Even bikes will fit inside. The space under the bunk is open through to the main living area, making it possible to carry really long cargo, including fishing gear, skis, paddleboards and even some kayaks.
Both new Bunkhouse floor plans are available with the teal-and-cream, crimson-and-cream and “Woodie” Estate Wagon decors, and both feature the rigid, rock-solid, feather-light laminated walls and one-piece roof that Vintage Cruiser is known for.