This is the third piece of a three-part series exploring sustainability in the RV industry. Check out Part I: The Dark Skies Initiative and Part II: LED Benefits to learn more about how sustainability impacts this ever-evolving industry.
From changing technology and new products to demographic and cultural shifts, the way people use recreational spaces is constantly shifting. Over the last several years, there’s been significant growth in RV ownership for 18-34 year olds, a previously underlooked age group.
As younger individuals and families enter the RV industry, they require new features and flexible spaces in an RV. Many Americans now work remotely, and choosing to spend long stretches on the road while working means consumers are looking for spaces that can serve dual purposes.
Whether due to health concerns, the desire to unplug from our media-centric world, or to explore lower-cost ways to live, many families are also choosing to shift to full and part-time RV lifestyles. For these families, the need for multifunctional spaces is a necessity.
Versatility in lighting
Lighting can transform a space, making it one of the most essential features of an RV. Whether working, relaxing, cooking, or socializing, RV consumers are looking for lighting options that fulfill every need in both style and function.
For true versatility, RGBW lighting options and lighting control offer the most when it comes to changing the lighting for various tasks and moods. Our VersiColor® product collection offers unique RGB and RGBW lighting options that are highly functional and easy to control with VersiContol® products.
Directional lighting, particularly for reading and working, is another important element of flexible spaces. Our diverse collection of reading lights offers a variety of focused lighting fixtures, including options with different brightness levels, optional USB, and backlit switches.
Even without cultural shifts toward living and working from the road, devices are an integral part of our lives, and having the ability to keep them fully charged in any setting is expected.
Charging should feel effortless, with charging capabilities seamlessly integrated into recreational spaces. When it comes to the high-motion cabin of an RV, our Horizontal and Vertical Phone Pockets are engineered to keep phones protected and safely in place while charging on the road.
For expert multifunction, our USB Drink Holder features a lit base and USB-A charging port, not only eliminating the extra wiring that a separate drink holder and charger would require, but offering integrated charging with convenient access for users.
For many consumers, the ability to change the very layout of the space offers even more options for transition from work, to play, to household chores. In the limited quarters of an RV, this type of versatility can transform a small area into a significantly more usable space.
A flexible system like the MOD™ Leg offers even more spatial flexibility, redefining spaces as a dining table, desk, crafting space, or more depending on where it’s placed. With wall mount, floor mount, and tilting options, this unique system transforms a space to suit the needs of users in their day-to-day needs.
Products with multiple capabilities truly elevate an RV into a space for more than just camping. Giving consumers the versatility to curate a unit to their needs allows more diverse demographics to consider the RV lifestyle in ways they previously couldn’t imagine.