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 .
Fri Aug 18, 2017
Homegrown Trailers has officially released its much-anticipated Timberline model, which is designed for property owners who are seeking to add mobile dwelling units with minimal hassle to sites like guest lodges, wineries, event venues, and myriad other locations. It is also ideal for full-time RVers, travelers who take long trips, large families, extreme weather users and people who simply want more space and amenities (including an indoor shower).
Like the company’s original Woodland model, the Timberline features a durable natural aesthetic with sustainably-sourced woods, healthy and non-toxic materials, and other renewable components. Both models are constructed by a group of talented artisans in Washington state, using high-quality and low-waste construction methods.
The Timberline unit is 23 feet long, 7 feet, 11 inches wide, and 8 feet, 11 inches high with a dry weight of 3,950 pounds. It has multiple layouts, including sleeping options for 3-6 people with a choice of bunk beds or a dinette. The standard model contains 600-800 watts of solar panels and 3.6 to 6 kilowatts of lithium-ion battery capacity as well as shore power (grid connected) hookups. A shore power only model is also available for onsite applications.
More features of the Timberline model:
Wet bath with indoor shower and toilet
Freshwater system with hot water (23.5-gallon total capacity)
Premium and long-lasting tongue-and-groove siding
Pneumatic trailer brakes
High-efficiency under-the-counter refrigerator (3.1 cubic feet)
Two-burner induction cooktop
Multiple 120-volt and USB power outlets
Spacious kitchen area with generous counter space and a large sink
Ample floor space, headroom and storage
Large windows for lots of light and airflow
Heat and air conditioning are optional
Homegrown Trailers is currently accepting orders via its Timberline web page at homegrowntrailers.com, where customers can choose customization options and secure their place in the production queue with a $5,000 deposit. Units will begin shipping in the fall of 2017.
To commemorate the launch of the new model and generate excitement in the greater Pacific Northwest, company co-founder and CEO Corey Weathers is taking a two-part roadshow through Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon and California.