I created this listing after struggling always to get my hands on a resource like this. There were RV manufacturers lists, but that included also foreign companies so I had to segregate the results. Other listings included companies that are not active in the RV manufacturers market. Therefore I has to filter them manually.
So, here below is the list of RV manufacturers whose vehicles are approved by this federal agency, the Department of Transport, for circulation in the roads of the United States of America.
How can this huge listing help you? RV manufacturers are enlisted alphabetically; need to be headquartered in the United States and have approval of the Department of Transport: for this reason, German brand Dethleff is not present in this list despite having local offices in our country. For this reason also, Retro Tourer, manufacturer of retro campers, is absent. Retro Tourer does not have representation in the United States and is not authorized by the Department of Transport despite its increasing presence in the European Union. I have also included some of the most common models with each of the RV manufacturers listed.
Class A (Large Motorhomes) RV Manufacturers
This class represents the large motorhomes, that look “like a bus”, and is the largest type of recreational vehicles with an embedded engine. Apart from “class A RV”, they are called motorhomes or coaches.
They are suitable for a large family and for people who have selected to live permanently in an RV. The number of this people who have chosen full time RVing, is increasing every year in the United States.
Most of these models, as we said, with embedded engines, are powered with diesel.
Typical Models: The Tradition, The Dream, The Allegiance, The Eagle, The Heritage, and The Revolution.
This is a notable entry in our RV manufacturers list, that has more value for resale of their used coaches. These models are not only used by RV fans, but actually you will see them used by movie productions, actors from movies, complete organizations dedicated to sport activities, and musicians who travel using one of these large motorhomes.
Their models are based in a specific chassis denominated “Liberty”. One of the first options if you are looking for RV manufacturers, and not only due to their position in this alphabetical list.
Selected Models from Coachman are: Pursuit, Mirada Select, Mirada, Cross Country SRS, and Cross Country
Coachman has manufactured about half a million RVs in fifty years of history they have. This company, Coachman was founded by three brothers and later incorporated other investments. They started manufacturing parts of trucks as an initial activity and source of income and nowadays they are one of the major RV manufacturers in our listings.
Selected brand from this company: Terra Wind
This RV model is something never seen. The Terra Wind is an amphibious recreational vehicle and practically a home of your own in the water, if this is what you love. Therefore you can have a house boat or a classical RV with the Terra Wind. An unusual entry in our RV manufacturers roster.
Model most representative for Custom Coach: Mauck Two
Thanks to its diesel engine, it has an excellent fuel efficiency performance, of course superior than the engines that are conventionally powered by gas. Its structure provides the users with an improved handling in comparison to other recreational vehicles in the class A RV segment. With a truck chassis from Mercedes Benz Sprinter, it is a hybrid RV partly class A and partly class B RV combining the best of both worlds.
Entegra Coach most important models: The Cornerstone, Inspire, the Anthem and Insignia
Part of the Jayco group, many of their parts are built by hand. They are easy to handle in the road and comments from users mention that they are also very silent. Unlike other models, they have three years of road support service and additionally a warranty of two years.
Their most representative gasoline models are: Bounder Classic, Southwind and Bounder.
The diesel engine most important models are: Excursion, Discovery, Expedition and Fleetwood Pace Arrow
As with Entegra, you will find with Fleetwood RV of a very long and extensive structural warranty of three years. This company, Fleetwood RV is probably the one of the RV manufacturers that offers the largest variety between models that are powered by gasoline, and models powered by diesel engines.
It is part of the REV RV conglomerate, along with American Coach. However I find in Fleetwood longer warranty periods and more variation of models.
Their most distinctive gasoline models are: The Georgetown Three XL and GT3, and also the FR3
Regarding their diesel models we distinguish: The Legacy SR340, The Charleston, and the two Berkshire XL and XLT
With less than thirty years in the market, founded in 1996, this is one of the RV manufacturers who have options available for different categories of buyers and RV fans. From sporadic users to full time RVers, this company has an option for each of these customers.
It is one of the few RV manufacturers that are featured by us in a single article. It has the strongest organizations that encompass RV owners of a single brand. The name of this group of owners is called FROG and features currently more than 39,000 members, and it is in a continuous growth.
Models of Foretravel Motorcoach: Realm FS6 and Foretravel ih-45.
Furnished with innovative pieces of equipment such as a fire suppression system for the engine and a very necessary collision avoidance system. It is considered one of the best RV manufacturers when we refer to modern internal equipment.
Structural stability is guaranteed with a chassis made of a single hull, feature called monocoque. Most of the process for the manufacturing is bespoke and artisan, this company was founded in 1966.
Model of Hemphill Brothers: Hemphill Brothers H3 45 with variations
Stars from TV and Hollywood have for their teams large class A RVs: we see them in documentaries and movies. Usually it is a Hemphill Brothers motorhome as for Taylor Swift.
As other RV manufacturers, produces motorhomes on a make-to-order basis, but they also offer you RV rental services and provide you a chaffeur if required. Their models go up to four hundred thousand dollars, but there are some motorhomes also for less than 100 K. This luxurious coaches manufacturer, is in the market since 1979.
Jayco has models in many RV classes, but for this class we include their models: Jayco Precept and Jayco Allente.
Jayco was included in our RV manufacturers list since we started to issue it. However they were listed as mostly a pop up campers manufacturer. Since 2019 edition, we included them in our listing also for this category. They are using their decades of experience to build motorhomes.
These Jayco models, as usual with them have a very good layout and a smart deployment of their floorplan, featuring queen size beds and multiple cabinets to make use of the space available.
Liberty Coach models: Class A RVs are bespoke and make-to order Prevost coaches for Elegant Lady. Also model Liberty Lady is class A RV.
The same as we have seen for Hemphill Brothers, they use coaches manufactured by Prevost for a Prevost conversion. Their models have a Volvo engine, that despite its higher price, it is considered secure and durable. They manufacture class A RVs since the seventies.
Liberty Coach utilizes coaches from Prevost and customizes them completely according to your specifications. Despite these options, all brandish a diesel engine from Volvo. The manufacturing of custom coaches started fifty years ago: this is one of the oldest RV manufacturers. However, conversion of motorhomes from Prevost vehicles started in 1978.
JUST LIKE HEMPHILL BROTHERS, LIBERTY COACH IS ONE OF THE RV MANUFACTURERS THAT USES PREVOST MODELS FOR LUXURIOUS CLASS A RVS
Models are: Monaco Signature and Monaco Marquis
This is another luxury make, that was purchased by the automotive REV concern, one of the strongest RV manufacturers, and unlike other competitors, has only two models. However they offer you in their website, the chance to customize completely your desired model, and know the price immediately. Therefore, the customization variations are really huge.
In all cases of customization, however, you start from one of their two models. The engines are diesel from Cummins and the chassis is Roadmaster.
A complete luxury for the road with models starting from almost two million dollars. They have one model only: the p50, however they offer a plethora of customization options. They have many details from Porsche Design: several RV manufacturers in the European Union include them as well. They also have electronic steering, what is a must have in a motorhome of this type.
Their Models with diesel engine are: Ventana LE, the King Aire, the Ventana, The Dutch Air, the Essex, London Aire, and Mountain Aire,
Their gasoline based models are: Bay Star Sport, The Canyon Star, and The Bay Star,
Newmar was the first company to include the slide outs in their large motorhomes. They have been manufacturing recreational vehicles since more than fifty years, but large motorhomes since the eighties.
The Diesel engine models from Nexus are: Evoque and Bentley
Their gasoline model is: Maybach
For their diesel engine models, normally they utilize a Freightliner chassis, whereas for the vehicle line powered by gasoline, an engine V-10 is furnished together with a chassis of a Ford F-53. Their sales system is more a direct approach instead of having dealers and other sales partners.
They have, as many class A RV manufacturers, a base floorplan wherein you can opt for different bespoke individual customizations.
For Rexhall models, their most important are : Vision, RoseAir, American Clippers, Aerbus, and finally RexAir
Rexhall was founded in the early nineties. In this decade they grew notably. They were known by furnishing a slide room that was located in the sides of the motorhome and could increment the available floorplan in about a rough twenty percent. Nowadays, there are other class A RV manufacturers that include this feature as well.
Their diesel models are: Aria, Palazzo, Tuscany, and also taken from Italian regions, the Venetian, and Tuscany XTE diesel.
Thor Motor Gasoline Models are notably: The Vegas, A.C.E., the Windsport, the Outlaw, the Challenger, Hurricane, and finally Miramar,
Despite having different models, it is possible that you customize in their website your RV. First you choose your base model, for example, the Thor Challenger, than you choose the exterior among several options. After this, you will select your floorplan within a few options and then the layout of that floorplan.
In 2011 Thor merged with FourWinds and with Damon Motor Coach. In our last intake of information from their products, they also offer technical service twenty four hours a day: check with them if this service is still available for the customers: a support like this can justify the purchase of a class A RV with Thor. Below in the comments, a user mentions that this is his favorite companies of all our RV manufacturers directory.
From the class A RV models, we have: Pheaton, Zephyr, and the Allegro line that has the Allegro, the Allegro Red, and includes the Allegro Breeze, and finally the Allegro Bus,
Tiffin manufactures only class C and class A RVs, and a good inclusion in our rv manufacturers list. Tiffin started in 1971 and they affirm to have sold about sixty five thousand recreational vehicles. Recently, they created the Tiffin Allegro Club that is growing at an incredible pace.
This company has several models in the Diesel category and gasoline engine. The “Winnies” are the most famous RVs and Winnebago can be considered among the most famous RV manufacturers. Winnebago has also a very strong presence in Europe. Winnebago was founded in the fifties, and since then, has been one of the most innovative companies.
Winnebago also acquired several key suppliers, for example, sawmill dedicated to woodworking, manufacturers of aluminum sheets, and now Winnebago also manufactures their own chassis in-house. Therefore, they have moved from having different suppliers of raw materials to in-house procurement. This offers them less flexibility in terms of procurement, but more accuracy in the manufacturing forecast planning.
Class B RV Manufacturers
These type of RVs favorite of millenials, young entrepreneurs, rock climbers, centennials, and fans of the lifestyle movement called #vanlife.
They are suitable for singles and couples without children. From the outside, they look like a normal van so they can be parked anywhere. If James Bond would be an RV fan like us, he would use a class B RV.
Now, we can go below to the listing of class B RV manufacturers. I started to include since 2019 some of these RV manufacturers dedicated to conversion vans, which are bespoke aftermarket modifications to meet recreational, business or industrial requirements.
Advanced RV models are : Stewie, CruzMobile, Peanut, Kinder, and also Maggie Mae
As many of the class B RV manufacturers do, Advanced RV also builds their RVs based on the light truck chassis from Mercedes Benz Sprinter model, married with a Diesel engine.
They offer many customization options in their website, but all are based in the aforementioned Sprinter and Diesel Engine coupling.
The Airstream models in this class are: Interstate Lounge EXT, Interstate Grand Tour EXT, the Atlas, and the Interstate Nineteen.
Airsteam is very famous for their travel trailers, that we depict in several articles related to retro campers and small travel trailers with a bathroom. Apart from these famous travel trailers characterized by their signature aluminum presence, they also manufacture class B RVs
Airstream is proud to combine the power of two brands: iconic Airstream and Mercedes Benz. In fact, Airsteam is one of the class B RVs manufacturers that utilizes a chassis Mercedes 3500.
Note that Airstream does not manufacture pop up campers, but is manufacturing currently teardrop campers.
The models of American Custom Vehicles are: Executive Series, ExecuCruise class B, and the Diamond model.
American Custom vehicles follows the recreational vehicle pattern of utilizing a Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis for their class B RVs, a model used by the majority of class B RV manufacturers in the United States and also in the European Union. You have several customization options, but all of them have the same engine and chassis.
Diesel Models: Platinum 2 and Arriva on the Mercedes Sprinter Chassis,
Gasoline Models: Ford Transit 3500 on the Platinum 3, and the Platinum on the Ford E-450 Super Duty Chassis.
With Coach House, you have the option of a Ford Transit 3500 chassis, a Ford E-450 and the usual option of a chassis based on Mercedes Benz Sprinter.
Coach House has a distinctive three year warranty, what is probably the largest warranty in the class B RV segment. And also allows you to customize the chassis and the engine power, whereas their competitors, do not go so far and limit the customization options to the floorplan, furniture and amenities.
Models: Mini Sized Conversion, Westy Conversion, Mid Sized, Weekender Conversion
As en exception in this listing, this is one of the RV manufacturers that works on conversion models, so they will convert a van in a good looking class B RV. For this flexible business model, they would work with Mercedes and Ford transit chassis.
They have some models that will fit in a standard garage, like the ones based on Ford Transit, Mercedes Metris, and Chevy Express chassis.
Their models are: Serenity, Free Spirit, Libero (really a class C RV) , Free Spirit SS, Unity, and Wonder
They have also a model in the class C RV category (Libero), but they are actually one of the luxury class B RV manufacturers. Their models are supported by chassis of the Mercedes benz Sprinter 3500 line, and you have plenty options to customize the exterior and the interior of the class B RV. All these customizations options include the Mercedes Benz chassis.
This company was originally from Canada but it moved its manufacturing completely to te United States.
Models mostly are based on Ford E 350 and E 450 chassis (gasoline models) and Mercedes Benz Sprinter (Diesel Models). Our readers from the European Union complained in the comments in the social network and in this article, that their website could not be accessed.
Also, there were no sales to international customers in Canada and in the European Union. Unlike other RV manufacturers site, I noticed that it was easy to customize an RV but I could not see pictures of the options I was customizing, so not a good user experience either.
This is one of the RV manufacturers that work pretty much on a make-to-order basis and the entire manufacturing lifecycle can encompass about seven weeks until the recreational vehicle is ready for the customer. Unlike their competitors, other leading RV manufacturers, they claim that their RVs are not built on an assembly line, but handcrafted after the sales order.
The company claims to be the number one selling recreational vehicles of the class B RVs in Canada. We could not find evidence of this, however I have not performed a thorough research.
Mercedes Sprinter chassis is used for Diesel models whereas Dodge Ram 3500 chassis is for the gasoline based models
This is one of the RV manufacturers that centers all their models in Mercedes Benz Sprinter, Ram Promaster and Chevrolet Express. The company has about forty years in the market.
As several competitors in the class B RV space, it offers several customization options of their models. Roadtek is known for the E-Trek, an Rv that was favorable to the environment when this eco-friendship was not common in RV manufacturers at all.
Sportsmobile is a company that works on make-to-order production. You will choose the kind of appliances and components of the bathroom. You select the sleeping arrangements, layout and floorplan and first of all, the base of the chassis.
You will start selecting the chassis model where as usual, you have the Mercedes Benz Sprinter, Chevrolet vans, Dodge Ram and other Ford chassis. Therefore the chassis option is limited, but after this, there are plenty of customization options with Sportsmobile.
They started in 1960 with the conversion of Volkswagen microbus vans into recreational vehicles.
They are not dedicated to class B RVs anymore, so we moved their listing to the fifth wheel RV class where they now belong. They are not working with the Mercedes Benz Springer chassis that was suitable for the class B RV vans. Currently, they work with toy haulers and fifth wheels.
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Class C RV Manufacturers
Class C RVs differentiate from the other RV classes in the fact that they have a compartment called alcove, for sleeping. It is located over the cabin of the driver. This cabin is normally adequate for a child. However some new models fit adults well in the cabin.
A manufacturer with different models founded in 1969. Eagle Cup and Adventurer are the two brands encompassed by this company. They dedicate currently only to class B RVs in Ford chassis.
Part of the Forest River group and one of the most famous RV manufacturers. They have layouts and floorplans recognized as very spacious and well furnished interiors. They allow customization options, but always starting from typical chassis like Mercedes Benz Sprinter, Ford Transit and Chevrolet Chassis for their class C RVs.
As many of the RV manufacturers of this listing, they have diesel and gas units available in their portfolio. Have no problem finding the perfect motorhome to suit your style.
Here you will pick the model that you want. This one of our several conversion RV manufacturers, that can transform a chassis that you bring into a fully converted RV. Completely make-to-order production.
They have presence, through representatives in about thirteen countries and they also export their units. A good option for our readers in the European Union who write in the comments to complain about the lack of good conversion RV manufacturers there.
Dynamax Corp or simply Dynamax is now a Forest River company. The particular aspect about Dynamax is that their class C RVs are all edificated in a chassis of a semitruck. They have many slideouts with queensized beds in the small versions of recreational vehicles, and kingsized beds for their larger counterparts.
These are call hybrids. They have a floorplan identified with a class A RV motorhome but the bunk over the driver cabin, also called alcove, that properly resembles a class C RV.
Among all the RV manufacturers, EarthRoamer is the only listing in this directory that dedicates exclusively to rugged recreational vehicles of the class C. Their customers are fulltime RVers and also fans of expeditions.
Apart from the aforementioned rugged vehicles, they differentiate from other RV manufacturers due to the large solar panel that their models have in the roof, and larger capacities to contain fresh water. Therefore, these recreational vehicles from EarthRoamer are preferred by those who like to practice RV living off the grid.
This company belongs to the REV group now. They differentiate from other brands by having complete large bathrooms that also include showers.
As their class C RV models have slideouts that are very useful to have more space, it is like being in a home of your own. Their chassis are from Ford, as we typically see in this RV category.
They manufacture almost all categories of recreational vehicles, including a category named “destination trailers” that you should see in their website. Also utilizing a Ford chassis. Large beds and more space with their slideouts.
Their Conquest model has probably the largest alcove area above the cabin of the driver I have ever seen.
Only for an ambitious class C RV aficionado. These are actually semitrucks that are later subject of a conversion process. They share features of large class A RV motorhomes when we consider the large floorplan available, complete bathrooms and kingsized beds available. They also include slides, triple and quadruple slides.
They belong also to the REV Group as many of the RV manufacturers in our directory. Prodigy is the name of their class C RV model that is now on a Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis. Most of their models are class A motorhomes, but the Prodigy is their class C RV and worth a look in their website.
In the cabover bunk, also called alcove, it has an queen size bed, that is almost queen size and would anyway fit an adult. At the back of the prodigy, there is a queen size bed.
They are from Oregon, as a good percentage of our readers. This company manufactures exclusively class C RVs. They distinguish from competitors in having very large cabin-over spaces also known as alcove.
They have the possibility of custom building your class C RV in short or long bed trucks. But unlike other RV manufacturers, you have to write them to request information about the customization options, instead of mocking up your own RV in their website.
Host Campers is a good option for a couple with a teenager, as the space over the driver cabin is very large unlike other class C RVs we know.
Impressive electronic awning and a very decent floorplan. Their models are actually motorcoaches that have the patterns of a class C RV but a floorplan that can be setup in a huge class A motorhome.
Check their website to cast a glance to their models. One of the most praised by comments in RV forums is their Renegade model.
Jayco is one of the most important RV manufacturers, and has RV models in all categories except class B RV. We already described some of their tiny RVs in our list of small campers with bathrooms.
The Seneca model is actually almost a class A RV because of its floorplan, expandable super sofa, large dinette, television cabinet and kingsized bed. Nevertheless, it keeps the spirit of the class C RV thanks to the cabin over bunk that distinguishes this RV category.
If you require a more compact class C RV, I would check in their website the Melbourne model, that is supported by a Mercedes Benz 3500 Springer.
It belongs to the RV Group and specialize in motor coaches that we can identify into the class C RV category. They affirm that they are rebels in the RV industry as they do not follow the motor coaches construction standards, what I imagine they relate to the design of the recreational vehicle and not to the quality standards.
What I find is that they do follow industry standards in terms of quality control but they have their particular design that is breaking the molds of the RV manufacturers´design standards.
Their spacious class C RV are based on Freightliner units and have many customization options. The kitchens of these Renegade models are among the largest I have seen.
The models of this company are very simple: Twenty Four feet, Twenty Seven feet, and the largest called Thirty One feet.
All their models are manufactured with a Ford F450 chassis powered by gasoline. They are one of the most niche RV manufacturers in our directory, quite a small company. Their class C RV models do not have any slide, but nevertheless, you should visit their website as Lazy Daze has the cheapest models in this category.
Ghost and Wraith are the class C RV models from Nexus. This is one of the RV manufacturers that features very large class C RVs that are hybrid between class A and class C RVs.
Even if you can design a model by yourself in their website, you have a twenty five feet standard model with a queen size bed. The largest has a bunk bed and a dual slide and is thirty two feet long.
These recreational vehicles from Power House are motor coaches. Motor coaches are like a category of its own, that I am reluctant to consider them into our class C RV manufacturers listing. For historical reasons, as this article is the update of my previous listing, I include them into the class C RVs.
Notably, the use also Volvo chassis, what is very frequent in the European Union but not so much in our country. Apart from the Volvo, also you will see the classical Freightliner chassis present. With Power House, it is possible to have a wheelchair entrance as one of the options. With other RV manufacturers, you have to request this feature as part of a custom build arrangement.
Showhauler manufactures completely on a make to order basis from any kind of semitruck chassis. They have several builds per year and you have to arrange with them contractually how your particular motor coach will be built.
They also use Volvo chassis and these motor coaches are an intermediate configuration between the massive floorplan of a class A RV with the design and alcove of the class C RV.
Unlike some niche RV manufacturers that I am visiting in this directory, this is one of the most famous and important actors in the recreational vehicle market. Their class C RV models go from twenty three feet to almost thirty seven feet.
Class C RVs from Thor are very classical and I see that their latest modes are gearing towards Ford chassis and leaving Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis units.
Winnebago is the most famous of all the RV manufacturers. They have presence in all the RV categories and the class C is not an exception.
The Vita model is the smallest of this class. Winnebago keeps classy with the Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis and does not need to differentiate from their competitors.
Now the Winnies come also in motor coach format: the floorplan of a large motorhome with the structure of the class C RV: the model called Cambria is an example of this. However it is not much more expensive than the smaller class C RVs. I recommend you to visit their website and see it by yourself.
Another niche company, and in comparison, one of smallest RV manufacturers. They have some simple models with no slides: this is compensated by a lower price.
Despite this simplicty, their RVs look solid, and the chassis options are within the industry standards, with the Ford F550 or F-250. Contrary to some of their competitors, they have a queen size bed in a very spacious alcove (module over the cabin of the driver). Also they have some features that you can add in the final product. Their website looks very simple but the company has about forty years in the RV market.
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Fifth Wheel RV Manufacturers
Fifth wheels are great because they are large, sometimes almost as a class A RV with kingsized beds and impressive kitchens. They are trailers that have four wheels and the “fifth wheel” is the towing vehicle. This vehicle will be a huge vehicle with a superb towing capacity attached with a gooseneck hitch to this tow vehicle that is embedded in its bed.
Alpine is an asset property of KeystoneRV. They have large beautiful fifth wheels models and all the warranties behind Keystone. It is one of the largest RV manufacturers in the United States.
Our readers from the European Union wrote us that they could not access the Keystone website to purchase spare parts and said it was blocked for them.
Another company to add to our list of niche RV manufacturers. They include solar panels in their recreational vehicles for those with enthusiasm in boondocking and living off the grid.
Models are mostly make-to-order. They are creating a store called RVAccessories that in our last update was not yet ready. Likewise, they are creating a towing school called Russ Towing School. I hope we can have more details about this project soon.
A small company from San Diego that has a few models. Unluckily, it was not easy to find updated pictures in their website or prices or customization options. There is a feature that distinguishes this brand among other fifth wheel RV manufacturers and it is the massive 35 foot RV with three walk in bedroom spaces.
As our readers already know, Coachmen is a Forest River RV company and this division is leading in the fifth wheel segment. Forest River has a dedicated article in our site and is one of the largest RV manufacturers. Coachmen RV is also one of the few RV manufacturers that has a portfolio of models in all the RV classes.
To improve the rigidity of the structure of the recreational vehicles, something specially important in travel trailers, Coachmen is using composite sidewall panels manufactured by Azdel. I am trying to receive more information from the manufacturer, to know if all models will be utilizing this component from Azdel, or only some selected travel trailers.
Coleman is part of Dutchmen that is now part of Keystone RV recreational vehicle concern, such as Alpine, for example.
However I noticed that despite these acquisitions, Coachmen could preserve some attributes that clearly differentiate them from their competitors. These fifth wheels have a homelike feeling that not many RV manufacturers can reproduce. They have residential furniture specially modified to be embedded in the fifth wheel and cabinets made with hardwood, coming from dicot trees. This hardwood offers also a homelike touch, in my opinion, and also has a different density than the most common soft woods normally utilized.
One of the most notable aspects in Crossroads that I have not seen in other RV manufacturers, is a tool in their site to compare different models. For example, once inside the fifth wheel category, you can compare Cameo model with the Volante. This comparison has a high level of detail as it allows you to compare the capacity of the freshwater and wastewater tanks.
The same as Newmar represents luxury in class A RVs, this is the luxury when applied to fifth wheels.
Thy clearly differentiate from any other company, as they have toy haulers included in their standard models, such as the Fullhouse. I am not aware of other companies that combine luxury with the extra space that the toy hauler may provide you. Excellent for large families that practice sports and require to carry their sports equipment.
In the past, they were RV manufacturers for the Trilogy series in the fifth wheel space. Currently, in our last update, this Forest River company is not dedicated to this category anymore and they turned into motor coaches. We are covering Dynamax in this listing above, where they belong.
This company finished operations in 2016. In July 2016 they closed their doors. Flooring and welders were the last to leave during June. Today, many years later, we do not have further information.
This company is one of the top five RV manufacturers and is the company with the largest variety of fifth wheel models. Currently, in our last update, they have a roster of twenty six models available. If you consider the numerous variations available for each model, you have more than a hundred product variants to choose from
Cedar Creek model, that includes a fireplace in its notable floorplan has won several distinctions from magazines and RV publications.
Many RV manufacturers have closed since we started to publish our listings. When we published our first edition in 2013, Forks had about fifty employees.
They closed in April 2017. They mentioned that the cause was the downturn suffered by the American oil field business. This affected them as a good part of their business was the construction of non permanent offices for this business workstream.
Heartland brandishes three types of RVs: travel trailers, fifth wheels, and toy haulers. They are one of the most innovative RV manufacturers. For example they created a compartment present in their fifth wheels called the Universal Docking (UDC) where all hookups are setup in one single dock station. You can see similar docking stations in some other RVs, but only in very luxurious models.
They acquired the Open Range RV business and incorporated to their product portfolio the Open Range fifth wheels. For Highland Ridge, the most notorious company feature, is the way they treat the underbody. This treatment, I find it completely unique.
They have five models of fifth wheel. Jayco is one of the most famous RV manufacturers and has one of the most notable fifth wheel RV that is the Pinnacle.
The Pinnacle´s interior is open and elegant. These Jayco wide-body fifth wheels feature impressive entertainment centers coupled with soft leatherette. They include theater seats complete with LED lighting power recline heat and massage the cherry wood cabinetry. Their models come packed with stainless steel appliances and walk in residential style. Showers put the final touches on this spectacular interior.
Pinnacle’s exterior features a one-piece rear fiberglass cap and a powerful blend of high-end components that make pulling a luxury 5th wheel a breeze. The industry exclusive 5-star handling package features standard american-made Goodyear tires dexter axle’s and heavy duty shackles a more ride pin box and a more ride rubberized suspension.
Furthermore, the Pinnacle also brandishes abundant exterior storage capacity featuring an all encompassing easy-to-use docking station. Pinnacle is the flagship product of Jayco in fifth wheels.
They started business in 2005 and I like their fifth wheels that have also toy haulers, so they combine these features to create a powerful identity.
They have power awning, generator, air conditioning, and fueling station fully loaded. They have the diamond plate front rock shield, all fiberglass sidewalls, 4.0 kW generator. It comes in 24 27 and 30 sizes. Fueling station door also diamond plated, stabilizer jacks, overhead bunk, exterior lights.
This company started manufacturing recreational vehicles in 1967. Some years ago, it was acquired by Forest River RV. The reasons of this operation were to strengthen their presence in the high end fifth wheel market. Therefore you have luxurious fifth wheel recreational vehicles plus all the warranties that normally are offered by companies of the Forest River concern.
Company based in Hemet, closed operations in May 2012. One of our several RV manufacturers that have finished operations. They sold their facilities to a company called KPL Scaffold. These buildings in Hemet, were later purchased by Forest River in 2015.
This is one of the RV manufacturers I cannot recommend. Their website does not have floorplans that you can navigate. Pictures are very poor. There is no contact form. Overall, not a good experience. They claim to have customization options but no possibility to start online navigating through these options at all. We include you the link to their website anyway as with all the RV manufacturers in our listing.
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Travel Trailers RV Manufacturers
These are recreational vehicles are produced by RV manufacturers and pulled by a towing vehicle that will be a semi truck, a truck, an SUV and in rare cases a simple car. They are towed through a trailer hitch and can be decoupled from the towing vehicle. They are similar to fifth wheels but according to the different RV manufacturers differences in sizes and hitching. We have a couple of dedicated articles about fifth wheels and articles about travel trailers and small incredible travel trailers that we invite you to read.
This article is just for the listing of RV manufacturers, that we update twice per year.
Alphabetically first and all first in brand value. Airstream is the most famous of all the RV manufacturers.
Award Recreational Vehicles
We lost contact with this company in the update of early 2019 when we noticed there was no model line for this year. A couple of years later I asked some dealers if they have new RVs from Award. There are used models available but not new models. I hope that this is not one of the RV manufacturers closing its doors.
In the fall of 1983 the new Award Challenger was displayed at the national RV dealer show in Louisville, Kentucky. It was here that the family who owned Davies Trailer Centre in Ontario, Canada was attracted to the Award concept.
The same 23ft Award Challenger was displayed in February 0f 1984 by the Davies RV dealership at the Motor Home and Trailer Show, a retail show in Toronto, Canada. Consumer reaction was very positive. The product became the talk of the show. Dealers and manufacturers were enamored by the design with a multitude of standard features. The new concept offered a towable, aerodynamic light-weight, quality-built travel trailer.
The first 150 Award Challengers were imported from England at which time Award began acquiring dealers in both Canada and the USA.
A joint venture manufacturing company, named ABI Leisure Products was formed between RV manufacturers ABI Caravans and the Davies family. A plant was acquired in Grimsby, Ontario and the first Award 30ft Columbia travel trailer rolled off the assembly line in July of 1985.
Over the next few years, the Davies family acquired the entire company, introducing the Award Classic series in 1987 and the 700 series in 1988.
ABI Leisure Products continued to produce the Award product in Grimsby, Ontario, culminating with successfully rolling out their 1000th production unit. The company moved to a larger facility in Dunnville, Ontario, in 1990. The product enjoyed steady growth across North America. It became recognized in the marketplace as an upscale quality built unit with superior towability and design characteristics.
Around this time ABI Leisure Products sold its interest in the company to the Davies family. Product development was on-going, with the addition of a 27ft and 34ft travel trailer size and the Award fifth wheel trailer in 1993. The 1995 model year brought with it a completely revamped interior with over 120 modifications, including ducted air conditioning, aluminum framed side walls, additional interior head room and residential style interior cabinetry.
When the 5,000th production unit came off the production line, the company employed 175 people, producing five units a day and boasting 100 RV dealerships in North America.
With the introduction of the 1996 models, the R & D department began developing a slide-out design for fifth wheel trailers. When unforeseen circumstances combined with the economy, a decision was made to close ABI Leisure Products in the fall of 1995.
In the spring of 1996 a new company was formed, Diels Distribution, assisting Award owners and dealerships with parts procurement, service and technical support. This company was supported by the Davies family investment to help guarantee the continued success of the Award name and the products it represented.
Later that same year a second company, Award Recreational Vehicles, was formed by the same group that went on to purchase a large percentage of the assets of the company closed in late 1995.
As the company regrouped there was no 1997 production, but the new company commenced production of Award travel trailers for the 1998 model year and has continued to 2017. Since 2018, we could not trace anymore the company.
It was at this time that there was a significant shift in marketing policy. The company chose to sell directly to the public rather than through a dealer network, offering a unique, direct company-customer relationship.
The company’s focus on working directly with the customer creates a reputation for being a “unique product, offering towing excellence and aerodynamic efficiencies, reliability, technical superiority and of quality design, fit and finish“.
Award Recreational Vehicles has seen steady growth since 1997 and operated out of a 50,000 square foot facility. In 2002 slide out models became available, along with two new lengths of travel trailers, including a 31ft triple slide-out, and company-customer-designed foor plans. Finally, we lost trace of the company in our update of early 2019 as we explained above.
CruiserRV is a company, as many other RV manufacturers, that belongs to the RV group Thor.
Since several years, Eggcamper, a competitor of Casita in the group of RV manufacturers of small campers has a sign of temporarily closed. In RV forums and in our comments, readers indicated that they tried to contact Jim, the owner, as prospective customers, without luck. I hope to see Eggcamper again in business.
This is one of the few foreign RV manufacturers in this list. We include it due to its presence in the United States market. The company is from British Columbia, in Canada.
As we indicated above when we descibed the RV manufacturers dedicated to fifth wheels. Evergreen RV is out of business since the second half of 2016. There is a dealer called The EverGreen but is unrelated.