b'Cavco Showcases Innovative PMRV at Glamping ShowCavcoIndustriesInc.unveileda surprising twist to the park model RV segment when it showed off its new Glamping Tent Cabinthe official name is a work in progressat the re-cent Glamping Show USA. Traditionally, PRMVs are hard-sided units that tend to look like smaller ver-sionsofmuchlargermanufactured homes, but Cavco flipped the script with this recent model that features a large, tented section on the front endakin to more of a glamping structure. We saw that there is growing busi-ness for glamping tents and tipis, so our thought was to build a park model, put a nice bathroom and kitchen in it and then on the porch, give people the ability to put whatever they want on it, said Tim Gage, vice president of park model RVs and cabins for Cavco. This unit has a tented area, for exam-ple. Thecompanyteamedupwith Bushtech, a safari tent manufacturerThe new Glamping Tent Cabin from Cavco features a tent shell on the front of the unit and an outdoor shower at the rear. Credit: CavcoInside, the Glamping Tent Cabin has room for a queen bed, a small kitchen, a bathroom and an AC/Heat unit. Credit: Cavcobased out of South Africa, to create the tented section of the unit. The tent is designed to last for decades, according to Gage. It comes with the RV Industry Asso-ciations seal of approval and meets the size requirements to be a PMRV, he noted. The unit features a master bath and an outdoor shower at the rear of the unit. While the PMRV does not include a full-sized kitchen, it does have a mi-crowave, refrigerator and sink, along withcabinetryneartherearofthe tented area. Aqueen-sizedbed,alongwitha dresser, TV and other furniture make upthelivingspaceunderthetent. There is even room for a porch at the front of the unit. An AC/heater split unit comes standard. The reaction was phenomenal at The Glamping Show, with many won-dering why it was on wheels. Itoldthemthatisbecausewe want to put these in traditional RV parks and campgrounds, along with glamping parks, explained Gage.Ben QuiggleWCM 28 December 2021Woodalls Campground Magazine'