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The WedgeThe unique Wedge Cabin designed by Cal Poly Pomona architecture students and built by Cavco Industries will be on display at 62nd Annual California RV Show, starting Oct. 10 at the Fairplex in Pomona.

The most prominent feature of the Wedge, which provides a glimpse of the future of camping and was on display at the California State Fair, is that its attention-getting 4:12 pitch is also reflected on the porch, which accentuates the drama of the point, and provides for changing perspective views.

According to Cal Poly, the school’s architecture graduate students were asked to design cabins as part of the work by the state Parks Forward initiative that would generate interest in the state park system and appeal to groups that don’t typically go camping, such as millennials and minorities.

Architecture students were given the opportunity in the fallout of the 2011 state budget crisis in which 70 parks were targeted to be shuttered. Although the closures did not occur, the independent Parks Forward commission was created to come up with proposals to address financial, operational and cultural issues facing the California Department of Parks and Recreation. The panel especially wanted to re-create the look of a traditional cabin to jumpstart interest in camping.

Parks Forward members said at least one of the students’ designs will be located in a state park by 2015, but the hope is that the designs will be so well received that they will be mass-produced and located throughout the more than 280 state parks.

The Wedge incorporates wood and glass for a more modern look, can fit one full-sized bed and a twin-sized bunk bed, and also has plenty of seating. The cabin offers a 60-square-foot porch where occupants can get some shade on a sunny day. The cabin also meets Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.

Cavco is a leading designer and builder of systems-built structures including manufactured homes, modular homes, commercial buildings, park model homes, and vacation cabins.

The 10-day event will feature more than 1,200 RVs, 35 manufacturers, and 15 dealers, plus six celebrities, food and educational seminars, including the informative RV factory showcase. The show provides a free trolley and also offers mobility scooters, wheelchairs and kids wagons for rent at the entrance.

The show runs Oct. 10-19. Information is available at http://www.thebestrvshow.com or (818) 248-6600.

The show is produced by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), the national trade association representing recreation vehicle (RV) manufacturers and their component parts suppliers who together build more than 98% of all RVs produced in the United States. The California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC) is also participating with a campground display.