RV Manufacturers: The Ultimate List Of RV Brands

PublishedMay 22, 2019

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You just found the most complete list of current RV manufacturers on the Internet. However, even our list doesn't include every single manufacturer out there.

We only list North American RV manufacturers. We do not list custom manufacturers/upfitters, extremely low volume manufacturers, or builders of million dollar plus bus conversions.

Also not included are specialty trailers that have living quarters, such as horse trailers.

Nor do we list destination trailer manufacturers, as these are not intended to be towed down the road like a traditional RV, but rather stay at one location and serve more like a cabin.

We only include hard-sided RVs as well as RVs that don't need to have the walls 'set up' upon arrival. (See below)

Ultimate Guide To RV Types

Confused about the different types of RVs? Click here to read our guide that explains the differences between the various RV styles.

RV Types
Pop up tent trailer

We do NOT include this type of RV on this page

In other words, we don't list pop-up trailers, expandable trailers, or fold-down trailers.

Finally, we only list RV manufacturers who produce fully contained living units. This means an interior bathroom, shower, cooking, and living facilities.

Yes, this eliminates a lot of smaller trailers, but dang, we had to limit this list otherwise it would become an unruly beast!

If you feel that we've missed an RV manufacturer that fits the above criteria, please leave a comment below.

Class A Motorhome Manufacturers

Class A motorhome

A Class A motorhome is what many people think of when they think of a 'motorhome'.

It's the classic box on wheels.

Below is an alphabetic listing of current Class A motorhome manufacturers in North America:

  • American Coach
  • Coachmen RV
  • Entegra Coach
  • Fleetwood RV
  • Forest River RV
  • Holiday Rambler
  • Jayco
  • Monaco Coach
  • Newmar Corporation
  • Nexus RV
  • Thor Motor Coach
  • Tiffin Motorhomes
  • Winnebago Industries

Class B Motorhome Manufacturers

Class B RV

Class B Motorhome

Class B+ motorhome profile

Class B+ Motorhome

Class B RVs are also known as van conversions.

They typically start with a van 'shell' and then have an RV interior installed.

This list includes Class B+ manufacturers.

A Class B+ motorhome uses a bare van chassis (without the 'box') and the manufacturer creates their living quarters (box).

A Class B+ RV differs from a Class C in that there is no sleeping area over the cab.

Below is an alphabetic listing of Class B and B+ motorhome manufacturers in North America:

  • Airstream
  • Chinook RV
  • Coach House
  • Coachmen RV
  • Entegra Coach
  • Fleetwood
  • Leisure Travel Vans (Triple E Recreational Vehicles)
  • Midwest Automotive Design
  • Nexus RV
  • Panoramic RV
  • Phoenix USA
  • Pleasure-Way Industries
  • Regency RV
  • Renegade RV
  • Roadtrek
  • Safari Condo
  • Thor Motor Coach
  • Winnebago Industries

Class C Motorhome Manufacturers

Class C motorhome

Class C Motorhome

Super C motorhome

Super C Motorhome

A Class C motorhome starts with a bare full-sized van chassis and has a 'house' built on it. 

A Class C will typically have a sleeping area over the cab (though some Class C's use this space for storage or entertainment systems).

Below is an alphabetic listing of current Class C motorhome manufacturers in North America.

Included are Class C+ (also known as Super C) motorhome manufacturers.

  • Dynamax
  • Entegra Coach
  • Fleetwood RV
  • Forest River RV
  • Gulf Stream Coach
  • Holiday Rambler
  • Jayco
  • Lazy Daze
  • Nexus RV
  • Renegade RV
  • Thor Motor Coach
  • Tiffin Motorhomes
  • Winnebago Industries

Travel Trailer Manufacturers

Travel trailer

A travel trailer is towed by a hitch mounted on, or below, the bumper of a tow vehicle.

Therefore, they are also known as bumper pull trailers.

They range from having simple living quarters to 6-figure behemoths with fancy digs.

Below is an alphabetic listing of current travel trailer manufacturers in North America.

This includes lightweight travel trailer manufacturers, as well as companies that make the fancy ones (hello Airstream!).

  • Airstream
  • Allen Camper Manufacturing
  • Armadillo Trailer Manufacturing
  • Bigfoot Industries
  • Braxton Creek
  • Bowlus
  • Casita Travel Trailers
  • CrossRoads RV
  • Cruiser RV
  • Dutchmen RV
  • East to West RV
  • Escape Trailer Industries
  • Eveland's, Inc
  • Forest River RV
  • Genesis Supreme RV
  • Grand Design RV
  • Gulf Stream Coach
  • Heartland RV
  • Highland Ridge RV
  • inTech RV
  • Jayco
  • Keystone RV Company
  • K-Z RV
  • Lance Camper
  • Northwood Manufacturing
  • nüCamp RV
  • Oliver Travel Trailers
  • Outdoors RV Manufacturing
  • Pacific Coachworks
  • Palomino RV
  • Prime Time Manufacturing
  • Riverside RV
  • Roulottes Prolite
  • Safari Condo
  • Shasta RV
  • Starcraft
  • Sunset Park RV
  • Trail Wagons
  • Travel Lite RV
  • Venture RV
  • Winnebago Industries

5th Wheel Manufacturers

5th wheel

'5th wheel' or 'fifth wheel'?

Either is fine.

No matter how you spell it, this type of towable RV connects to the bed of a pickup truck. 

5th wheels range from lightweight rigs that are (allegedly) towable by half-ton trucks to monster 40+ trailers that are designed to be lived in full-time, and everything in between.

Below is an alphabetic listing of current 5th wheel manufacturers in North America:

  • Allen Camper Manufacturing
  • Alliance RV
  • CrossRoads RV
  • DRV Luxury Suites
  • Dutchmen RV
  • Escape Trailer Industries
  • East to West RV
  • Eveland's, Inc
  • Forest River RV
  • Grand Design RV
  • Gulf Stream Coach
  • Heartland RV
  • Highland Ridge RV
  • Jayco
  • Keystone RV Company
  • K-Z RV
  • New Horizons RV
  • Northwood Manufacturing
  • Outdoors RV Manufacturing
  • Palomino RV
  • Prime Time Manufacturing
  • Redwood RV
  • The RV Factory
  • Shasta RV
  • Starcraft
  • VanLeigh RV
  • Winnebago Industries

Toy Hauler Manufacturers

Bumper pull toy hauler trailer

Bumper Pull Toy Hauler

5th wheel toy hauler

5th Wheel Toy Hauler

Want to take your toys along with you to your favorite camping spot?

Get a Toy Hauler.

These RVs have an open garage area that provides plenty of storage for anything from a kayak to an off-road vehicle.

Typically the entire back end opens out into an access ramp.

Toy haulers come in three different types:

  1. Toy hauler motorhomes (Class A and Class C toy haulers aka, motorhomes with garages)
  2. 5th Wheel toy haulers
  3. Toy hauler trailers (known as travel trailer toy haulers or bumper pull toy haulers)

Below is an alphabetic listing of current toy hauler manufacturers in North America:

  • Alliance RV
  • CrossRoads RV
  • Cruiser RV
  • DRV Luxury Suites
  • Dutchmen RV
  • Eclipse Recreational Vehicles
  • Forest River RV
  • Genesis Supreme RV
  • Grand Design RV
  • Gulf Stream Coach
  • Heartland RV
  • Highland Ridge RV
  • Jayco
  • Keystone RV Company
  • K-Z RV
  • Newmar Corporation
  • New Horizons RV
  • Northwood Manufacturing
  • Outdoors RV Manufacturing
  • Pacific Coachworks
  • Palomino RV
  • The RV Factory
  • Sunset Park RV
  • Thor Motor Coach
  • Winnebago Industries

Teardrop Trailer Manufacturers

Teardrop trailer

While many teardrop manufacturers make small rigs that often have little more than a bed, we only list manufacturers that make teardrop campers that are completely self-contained.

This means a bed, indoor cooking facilities, and a bathroom (with indoor shower).

Yes, this does (greatly) limit the number of teardrop manufacturers listed here.

But it also makes this page a manageable size.

Trust us, there are A LOT of teardrop manufacturers that make traditional teardrops (no facilities - just sleeping quarters).

No clue how one decides which of these  manufacturers to go with, as the choices are overwhelming if one is in the market for a 'traditional' teardrop.

Below is an alphabetic listing of current teardrop manufacturers (that meet our criteria) in North America:

  • Braxton Creek
  • Columbia Northwest
  • Little Guy Trailers
  • nüCamp RV

Truck Camper Manufacturers

Truck camper

A truck camper (or slide-in camper) sits in the bed of a pickup truck.

This makes for a (relatively) maneuverable RV that is fairly compact. 

However, for anything but the lightest camper, you are going to want a large, heavy-duty truck that can handle the weight.

Below is an alphabetic listing of current truck camper manufacturers in North America:

  • Adventurer Manufacturing
  • Bigfoot Industries
  • Bundutec USA
  • Capri Camper
  • Host Campers
  • Lance Camper
  • Northern Lite
  • Northstar Campers
  • Northwood Manufacturing
  • nüCamp RV
  • Palomino RV
  • Rugged Mountain RV
  • Travel Lite RV

Fast Fact! (Hint- Involves Elkhart Indiana)

Did you know that Elkhart Indiana is the RV capital of the world?

The majority of RVs made in the United States (and thus the world) are manufactured in Elkhart, Indiana.

How did north-central Indiana become the RV Capital of the World?

Through a combination of timing, location, and availability of the right type of workers, this part of Indiana became the center of US RV manufacturing starting in the 1930s.

This article gives a brief rundown on the how's and why's of this, in case you were wondering.

Who Owns What?

The sad fact about the RV industry is that very companies own the majority of the RV brands that currently exist.

This hasn't always been the case, but since the 1980s (and ramped up in the 90s), larger companies have been snapping up independent RV brands.

Four companies control most of the RV manufacturing in the United States, with two really large players.

All four companies are publicly traded, which means they have a fiduciary responsibility to their shareholders to make them money.

This means that cost-cutting measures are rampant in the RV industry.

And this is VERY obvious if you've spent any time looking at how the majority of RVs are built.

It's downright scary how crappy the quality is for many (most?) RV brands.

Below is a breakdown of who owns what RV brands.

Thor Industries and Forest River are the two industry giants with an 80% market share.

Winnebago is a distant third with an under 10% market share.

REV Group rounds out the top 4.

Which is a big two with a couple of 'minor' players and then all the rest.

Thor Industries Brands

Thor Industries is a publicly-traded company that owns all the below RV brands.

They are the world's largest recreational vehicle manufacturer with close to a 50% North American market share.

  • Airstream
  • CrossRoads RV
  • Cruiser RV
  • DRV Luxury Suites
  • Dutchmen
  • Entegra Coach
  • Heartland
  • Highland Ridge RV
  • Jayco
  • Keystone RV Company
  • K-Z RV
  • Redwood Residential Vehicles
  • Starcraft
  • Thor Motor Coach
  • Venture RV

Forest River Brands

Since 2005 Forest River has been owned by Berkshire Hathaway (Warren Buffet's company) and has about a 33% North American market share.

Forest River owns the following RV brands:

  • Coachmen RV
  • Dynamax
  • East to West RV
  • Forest River RV
  • Palomino RV
  • Prime Time Manufacturing
  • Shasta RV

Winnebago Industries Brands

Winnebago Industries is a publicly traded company with around an 8% share of the North American RV market.

They purchased Grand Design in 2016 and announced the purchase of Newmar in September 2019.

  • Winnebago
  • Newmar
  • Grand Design

REV Group Brands

REV Group is a fairly new player in the North American RV market. 

Formally known as Allied Specialty Vehicles, it was formed in 2010.

In 2016 the name was changed to REV Group and they became a public company the same year.

REV Group is the smallest of the 'big four' RV holding companies, with a single-digit share of the North American RV market.

  • American Coach
  • Fleetwood RV
  • Monaco
  • Holiday Rambler
  • Renegade RV
  • Midwest Automotive Designs
  • Lance Camper

Privately Held Brands  (Also Your Best Bets)

The following RV brands are privately held (including family-owned manufacturers).

While there is a fairly large number of RV manufacturers listed here, combined they only make up around 20% of the North American RV market.

In other words, overall they are fairly small players.

However, if you are looking for a quality RV, this is the list to start with (there are a few exceptions with the larger brands - see our best RV brands post).

  • Allen Camper Manufacturing
  • Adventurer Manufacturing
  • Alliance RV
  • Armadillo Trailer Manufacturing
  • Bigfoot Industries
  • Bowlus
  • Braxton Creek
  • Capri Camper
  • Casita Travel Trailers
  • Chinook RV
  • Coach House
  • Eclipse Recreational Vehicles
  • Escape Trailer Industries
  • Eveland's, Inc
  • Genesis Supreme RV
  • Gulf Stream Coach
  • Host Campers
  • inTech RV
  • Lazy Daze
  • Leisure Travel Vans (Triple E Recreational Vehicles)
  • Little Guy Trailers
  • New Horizons RV
  • Northwood Manufacturing
  • Northern Lite
  • Northstar
  • nüCamp RV
  • Oliver Travel Trailers
  • Outdoors RV Manufacturing
  • Pacific Coachworks
  • Phoenix USA
  • Pleasure-Way Industries
  • Roulottes Prolite
  • Rugged Mountain RV
  • The RV Factory
  • Safari Condo
  • Sunset Park RV
  • Tiffin Motorhomes
  • Trail Wagons
  • Travel Lite RV
  • VanLeigh RV (division of Tiffin Motorhomes)

RV Manufacturer Listings

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Ultimate Guide To RV Types

Confused about the different types of RVs? Click here to read our guide that explains the differences between the various RV styles.

RV Types

In this section, we list all the North American RV manufacturers that meet our criteria stated at the top of the page.

Manufacturers are listed alphabetically with a brief introduction and what types of RVs they make (including a sampling of model names).

You can use the RV Manufacturers table of contents (directly below) to 'jump' to a particular manufacturer.

Or you can scroll through the list, browsing to your heart's content.

Adventurer Manufacturing

Adventurer Manufacturing logo

Adventurer Manufacturing is based out of Yakima, Washington and builds truck campers.

It's a family-owned business that has been manufacturing RVs since 1969.

Adventurer Manufacturing Truck Camper Models include:

  • Adventurer and Eagle Cap

Airstream

Airstream logo

Airstream is based out of Jackson Center, Ohio.

They manufacture Class B and B+ motorhomes (or Touring Coaches in Airstream speak), as well as travel trailers.

It is owned by Thor Industries.

The Interstate brand of Class B motorhomes has been built by Airstream since 2004.

Airstream Travel Trailer Models Include:

  • Aluminum Airstream Trailers - Basecamp, Sport, Flying Cloud, International Signature, International Serenity, Tommy Bahama, Globetrotter, and Classic
  • Fiberglass Airstream Trailers - Nest

All Airstream trailers, with the exception of the Nest (fiberglass), are built with an aluminum outer shell, giving them that classic American iconic look.

Airstream Class B and B+ RV Models Include:

  • Diesel Class B Van - Interstate Lounge EXT, Interstate Grand Tour EXT, Tommy Bahama Interstate, and Interstate Nineteen
  • Diesel Class B+ Van - Atlas

Airstream uses the Mercedes Sprinter van chassis for their Class B diesel motorhomes.

They use the Mercedes Sprinter cutaway chassis for their B+ diesel motorhomes.

Allen Camper Maufacturing

Allen Camper Manufacturing is based out of Allen, Oklahoma and manufactures travel trailers and fifth wheels.

It is a family-owned business that has been making RVs since 1958.

Allen Camper Travel Trailer Models Include:

  • Idle-Time and Outpost Lite

Allen Camper 5th Wheel Models Include:

  • Idle-Time and Outpost Lite

Alliance RV

Alliance RV is based in Elkhart, Indiana and manufactures fifth wheels and toy haulers.

They are a privately held company that was formed in 2019.

Alliance 5th Wheel Models Include:

  • Paradigm

Alliance Toy Hauler Models Include:

  • Valor

American Coach

American Coach logo

American Coach is based out of Decatur, Indiana and manufactures Class A diesel motorhomes and Class B motorhomes.

It originally a was division of Fleetwood RV but is now a part of REV Group (which acquired the rights to Fleetwood after they declared bankruptcy in 2009).

American Coach Class A Models include:

  • Diesel Class A Motorhomes - American Tradition, American Eagle, and American Dream

American Coach uses the Freightliner chassis for their Class A diesel motorhomes.

American Coach Class B RV Models include:

  • Diesel Class B Motorhomes - American Patriot and American Patriot Cruiser

American Coach uses the Mercedes Sprinter chassis for their Class B diesel motorhomes.

Armadillo Trailer Manufacturing

Armadillo Trailer Manufacturing is a Canadian RV manufacturer based out of Enderby, British Columbia, Canada.

They build travel trailers that have two-piece fiberglass exteriors that are under 14 feet in length.

Armadillo is a privately held company that has been in the RV business for over 45 years.

Armadillo Travel Trailer Models include:

  • The standard Armadillo and the Backpack

Bigfoot Industries

Bigfoot Industries is a Canadian RV manufacturer based out of Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada.

They build travel trailers and truck campers that have two-piece fiberglass exteriors.

Bigfoot is a privately held company that has been making RVs for over 30 years.

However, in 2008 the company closed its doors only to be reopened in 2010 under new ownership.

Bigfoot RV Travel Trailer Models include:

  • 2500 Series

Bigfoot RV Truck Camper Models include:

  • 1500 Series and 2500 Series

Bowlus

Bowlus is a privately held company, based in California, that produces travel trailers.

They revived a 1930's design and started producing a modern interpretation of it in 2018.

The original Bowlus is said to be the inspiration for the Airstream line of travel trailers, and is manufactured using a similar aluminum outer shell construction technique.

The single model they make is high priced, and packed with features you don't find in run-of-the-mill RVs.

Bowlus Travel Trailer Models Include:

  • Road Chief

Braxton Creek

Braxton Creek

Braxton Creek is based out of Shipshewana, Indiana and manufactures travel trailers and teardrops.

It's a privately held company that has been building RVs since 2017.

Braxton Creek Travel Trailer Models include:

  • LX and BX

Braxton Creek Teardrop Trailer Models include:

  • Bushwhacker Plus

Bundutec USA

Bundutec USA  is a truck camper manufacturer based in Raymond, Iowa.

They build both pop-up and hard-sided truck campers. The company was formed in 2013 by the retired president of Northstar Campers.

Bundutec Truck Camper Models include:

  • Bunduvry and RoadRunner

Capri Camper

Capri Camper logo

Capri Camper is based in Bluff Dale, Texas and manufactures truck campers.

It is a privately held RV manufacturer that has been building campers since 1969.

Capri Truck Camper Models include:

  • Retreat and Cowboy

Casita Travel Trailers

Casita logo

Casita Travel Trailers is based out of Rice, Texas and manufactures lightweight travel trailers.

It's a family-owned company that has been making RVs since 1983.

These are fiberglass trailers that are highly sought after for their durability, longevity, and ease of maintenance. 

They hold their value well.

Casita Travel Trailer Models include:

  • Spirit, Freedom, Liberty, and Independence

Chinook RV

Chinook RV is based out of Elkhart, Indiana and manufactures Class B motorhomes.

They also manufacture travel trailers and toy haulers under the Trail Wagons brand.

Chinook RV has a long history of manufacturing motorhomes out of Yakima, Washington, with production ramping up in the 1950s. 

However, they went bankrupt in 2005.

Assets were purchased in 2013 and operations were moved to Elkhart.

In 2018, Chinook RV purchased the Riverside Travel Trailers brand (not to be confused with Riverside RV) from Vohne Liche Manufacturing and rebranded them under the Trail Wagons name.

Chinook Class B Models include:

  • Bayside and Countryside

Coach House

Coach House logo

Coach House is based out of Nokomis, Florida and manufactures Class B and B+ motorhomes. As a family-owned business, Coach House has been building RVs since 1985.

Coach House Class B/B+ Models include:

  • Gas Class B+ Motorhomes - Platinum
  • Diesel Class B and B+ Motorhomes - Platinum II, Platinum III, and Arriva

Coach House RV uses the Ford E-Series chassis for their Class B gas motorhomes.

For their Class B diesel motorhomes, they use the Mercedes Sprinter chassis and the Ford Transit Chassis.

Coachmen RV

Coachmen logo

Coachmen RV is based out of Middlebury, Indiana and builds Class A, Class B, and Class C motorhomes, travel trailers, 5th wheels, and toy haulers.

It has been manufacturing RVs since 1964. In 2008, Coachmen RV was purchased by Forest River.

Coachmen RV Class A Models include:

  • Gas Class A Motorhomes - Encore, Pursuit, Mirada, and Mirada Select
  • Diesel Class A Motorhomes - Sportscoach SRS and Sportscoach RD

Coachmen RV uses the Ford F-Series chassis for their Class A gas motorhomes and the Freightliner chassis for their Class A diesel motorhomes.

Coachmen RV Class B Models include:

  • Gas Class B Motorhomes - Beyond and Nova
  • Diesel Class B Motorhomes - Galleria

Coachmen RV uses the Ford Transit and Ram ProMaster chassis for their Class B gas motorhomes and the Mercedes Sprinter chassis for their Class B diesel motorhomes.

Coachmen RV Class C Models include:

  • Gas Class C Motorhomes - Concord, Leprechaun, Freelander, Cross Trek, and Orion
  • Diesel Class C Motorhomes - Prism

Coachmen RV uses the Ford Transit chassis and Ford E-Series chassis for their Class C gas motorhomes and the Mercedes Sprinter chassis for their Class C diesel motorhomes.

Coachmen RV Travel Trailer Models include:

  • Freedom Express, Spirit, Northern Spirit, Catalina, Apex, Clipper, and Viking

Coachmen RV Fifth Wheel Models include:

  • Brookstone, Chaparral, Chaparral Lite, and Chaparral X-Lite

Coachmen RV Toy Hauler Models include:

  • Bumper Pull Toy Haulers - Adrenaline, Catalina Trail Blazer, and Freedom Express Blast

Columbia Northwest

Aliner logo

Columbia Northwest is based in Mt Pleasant, PA and manufactures teardrop trailers (as well as the Aliner line of fold-down trailers).

It has been an RV manufacturer since the 1970s.

Columbia Northwest Teardrop Trailer Models include:

  • Ascape

CrossRoads RV

Crossroads logo

CrossRoads RV is an RV brand based out of Topeka, Indiana and manufactures travel trailers, 5th wheels, and toy haulers. 

The CrossRoads RV brand has been around since 1996.

It was acquired by Thor Industries in 2004.

Camp Addict Kelly has owned a 2010 24' Crossroads Slingshot travel trailer since 2014.

CrossRoads RV Travel Trailer Models Include:

  • Sunset Trailer, Zinger, and Volante

CrossRoads RV 5th Wheel Models Include:

  • Cameo, Cruiser, Cruiser Aire, and Volante 

CrossRoads Toy Hauler Models Include:

  • Bumper Pull Toy Haulers - Volante and Zinger

Cruiser RV

Cruiser RV logo

Cruiser RV is an RV brand based out of Howe, Indiana and manufactures travel trailers and toy haulers. It is a subsidiary of Heartland RV (part of Thor Industries). Cruiser RV has been building RVs since 1988 and was acquired by Heartland RV in 2015.

Cruiser RV Travel Trailer Models Include:

  • Embrace Ultra-Light, Fun Finder, MPG Ultra-Light, Radiance Ultra-Light, and Shadow Cruiser Ultra-Light

Cruiser RV Toy Hauler Models Include:

(Cruiser RV makes both bumper pull and fifth wheel toy haulers, both with the 'Stryker' name.)

  • Bumper Pull Toy Hauler - Stryker
  • 5th Wheel Toy Hauler - Stryker

DRV Luxury Suites

DRV Luxury Suites is an RV brand based out of Howe, Indiana.

They manufacture luxury 5th wheels and luxury fifth wheel toy haulers intended for full-time living.

 It is a subsidiary of Heartland RV (part of Thor Industries).

DRV has been a fifth wheel manufacturer since 2003 and was purchased by Heartland RV in 2015.

DRV Fifth Wheel Models Include:

  • Mobile Suites, Mobile Suites Aire, and Elite Suites

DRV Toy Hauler Models Include:

  • 5th Wheel Toy Hauler - Full House

Dutchmen RV

Dutchmen logo

Dutchmen RV is an RV manufacturer based out of Goshen, Indiana. They build travel trailers, fifth wheels, and toy haulers.

It is a division of Keystone RV Company (part of Thor Industries). Dutchmen RV has been making RVs since 1988 and was bought by Thor Industries in 1991.

Dutchmen RV Travel Trailer Models Include:

  • Aerolite, Aspen Trail, Aspen Trail LE, Atlas, Coleman Lantern, Coleman Lantern LT, Coleman Light, Coleman Light LX, Guide, Kodiak Cub, Kodiak Ultimate, and Kodiak Ultra-Light

Dutchmen Fifth Wheel Models Include:

  • Astoria, Atlas, and Yukon

Dutchmen Toy Hauler Models Include:

  • Bumper Pull Toy Haulers - Coleman Lantern and Rubicon XLT
  • 5th Wheel Toy Haulers - Endurance, Voltage, and Voltage Triton

Dynamax

Dynamax logo

Dynamax is based out of Elkhart, Indiana and manufactures Class C and Super C motorhomes. 

It has been building RVs since 1997.

In 2011, Forest River purchased the Dynamax brand.

Dynamax Class C and Super C Models include:

  • Gas Class C Motorhomes - Isata 4
  • Diesel Class C Motorhomes - Europa, Isata 3, Isata 5, Force HD, DX3, and DynaQuest XL

Dynamax uses the Ford E-Series chassis for their Class C gas motorhomes.

For their diesel Class C motorhomes, they use the Mercedes Sprinter chassis, the Ford E-Series chassis, the Ram 5500 chassis, and Freightliner medium-duty truck chassis.

East to West

East to West logo

East to West is an RV manufacturer based out of Elkhart, Indiana.

They build travel trailers and fifth wheels.

They are a division of Forest River and started in 2018.

East to West Travel Trailer Models Include:

  • Della Terra, Alta, and Silver Lake

East to West 5th Wheel Models Include:

  • Tandara

Eclipse Recreational Vehicles

Eclipse logo

Eclipse Recreational Vehicles is an RV manufacturer based out of Riverside, California and builds toy haulers.

It is a privately held company that's been building RVs since 2003.

Eclipse Toy Hauler Models Include:

  • Bumper Pull Toy Haulers - Attitude, Stellar, and Iconic
  • 5th Wheel Toy Haulers - Attitude, Stellar, and Iconic

Entegra Coach

Entegra Coach logo

Entegra Coach is based out of Middlebury, Indiana.

They manufacture Class A, Class B, and Class C motorhomes.

Purchased by Jayco in 2008, Entegra Coach is now part of Thor Industries as Jayco was acquired by Thor in 2016.

In 2018, Entegra started manufacturing gas Class A motorhomes and Class C motorhomes (previously they only made diesel coaches).

The 2021 model year saw the introduction of the Ethos Class B motorhome.

Entegra Class A Models include:

  • Gas Class A Motorhomes - Vision and Emblem
  • Diesel Class A Motorhomes - Reatta, Reatta XL, Aspire, Anthem, and Cornerstone

Entegra Coach uses the Ford F-Series chassis for their Class A gas motorhomes and the Spartan chassis for their Class A diesel motorhomes.

Entegra Class B Models include:

  • Gas Class B Motorhomes - Ethos

The Ram ProMaster chassis is used for Entegra's Class B RVs.

Entegra Class C RV Models include:

  • Gas Class C Motorhomes - Odyssey and Esteem
  • Diesel Class C Motorhomes - Qwest

Entegra Coach uses the Ford E-Series chassis for their Class C gas motorhomes and the Mercedes Sprinter chassis for their Class C diesel motorhomes.

Escape Trailer Industries

Escape Trailer logo

Escape Trailer Industries is a Canadian RV manufacturer based out of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada and builds travel trailers and 5th Wheels.

It is a privately held company that has been making RVs since 2002 and sells factory direct.

Their trailers are made of a one-piece fiberglass body. 

This eliminates the risk of leaks. 

They are known for holding their value.

Escape Travel Trailer Models Include:

  • 17 Foot Escape, 19 Foot Escape, and 21 Foot Escape

Escape 5th Wheel Models Include:

  • Escape 5.0 TA

Eveland's, Inc

Scamp logo

Eveland's is an RV manufacturer based out of Backus, Minnesota and builds Scamp travel trailers and 5th Wheels.

It is a family-owned business that has been making RVs since 1971 and sells factory direct.

This is another highly-coveted fiberglass sided RV that will hold its value. 

Scamp Travel Trailer Models Include:

  • 13 Foot Standard, 13 Foot Deluxe, 16 Foot Standard, and 16 Foot Deluxe

Scamp 5th Wheel Models Include:

  • 19 Foot Standard and 19 Foot Deluxe

Fleetwood RV

Fleetwood logo

Fleetwood RV is based out of Decatur, Indiana.

They manufacture Class A motorhomes, Class B motorhomes, and Class C motorhomes. It has been manufacturing RVs since the 1950s.

In 2009, Fleetwood declared bankruptcy and its motorhome assets were acquired by REV Group.

Fleetwood Class A RV Models include:

  • Gas Class A Motorhomes - Southwind, Bounder, Fortis, and Flair
  • Diesel Class A Motorhomes - Discovery, Discovery XLE, Pace Arrow, and Pace Arrow XLE

Fleetwood uses the Ford F-Series chassis for their Class A gas motorhomes and the Freightliner chassis for their Class A diesel motorhomes.

Fleetwood Class B RV Models include:

  • Gas Class B Motorhomes - IROK

Fleetwood uses the Dodge Promaster for their Class B gas motorhomes.

Fleetwood Class C Models include:

  • Gas Class C Motorhomes - Jamboree
  • Diesel Class C Motorhomes - Pulse

Fleetwood uses the Ford E-Series chassis for their Class C gas motorhomes and the Mercedes Sprinter chassis for their Class C diesel motorhomes.

Forest River RV

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Forest River RV is based out of Elkhart, Indian.

They manufacture Class A motorhomes,  Class C motorhomes, travel trailer, fifth wheels, and toy haulers.

They have been manufacturing RVs since 1996.

Forest River RV is the original division of Forest River, Inc, one of the largest RV manufacturers and the umbrella company for many RV brands.

Forest River, Inc was purchased by Berkshire Hathaway in 2005.

Forest River Class A RV Models include:

  • Gas Class A Motorhomes - FR3, Georgetown 3, Georgetown 5, and Georgetown XL
  • Diesel Class A Motorhomes - Berkshire, Berkshire XL, Berkshire XLT, and Legacy SR 340

Forest River RV uses the Ford F-Series chassis for their Class A gas motorhomes and the Freightliner chassis for their Class A diesel motorhomes.

Forest River Class C Models include:

  • Gas Class C Motorhomes - Forester, Forester LE, Forester TS, Sunseeker, Sunseeker LE, and Sunseeker TS
  • Diesel Class C Motorhomes - Forester MBS, Forester TS, Sunseeker MBS, and Sunseeker TS

Forest River RV uses the Ford E-Series chassis and the Ford Transit chassis for their Class C gas motorhomes.

The Mercedes Sprinter chassis and Ford Transit Chassis are used for their Class C diesel motorhomes.

Forest River Travel Trailer Models include:

  • Alpha Wolf, Cherokee, EVO, Flagstaff, Flagstaff E-Pro, IBEX, Impression, No Boundaries, Ozark, Rockwood, Rockwood Geo Pro, Rockwood Roo, Rockwood Ultra Lite, R-Pod, Salem, Salem Hemisphere, Sonoma, Surveyor, Vibe, Wildcat, Wildwood, and Wildwood Heritage Glen

Forest River 5th Wheel Models include:

  • Arctic Wolf, Cardinal, Cedar Creek, Cherokee, Cherokee Wolf Pack, Flagstaff Classic, Flagstaff Super Lite, Impression, Riverstone, Rockwood Signature, Rockwood Ultra Lite, Sabre, Sabre SS150, Salem Hemisphere, Sierra, Wildcat, Wildcat Maxx, and Wildwood Heritage Glen

Forest River Toy Hauler Models include:

  • Bumper Pull Toy Haulers - Cherokee, Flagstaff E-Pro, No Boundaries, Ozark, Salem, Sandstorm, Shockwave, Stealth, Vengeance, Wildwood, Work and Play, XLR Boost, and XLR Hyperlite
  • Fifth Wheel Toy Haulers - Cherokee, Riverstone, Sandstorm, Shockwave, Vengeance, XLR Boost, XLR Nitro, and XLR Thunderbolt

Genesis Supreme RV

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Genesis Supreme RV is an RV manufacturer based out of Perris, California.

They build travel trailers and toy haulers.

It is a family-owned business that has been making RVs since 2012.

Genesis Supreme Travel Trailer Models Include:

  • Genesis Classic and Vortex Classic

Genesis Supreme Toy Hauler Models Include:

  • Bumper Pull Toy Haulers - Genesis Supreme and Vortex
  • Fifth Wheel Toy Haulers - Envy, Genesis Supreme, and Vortex

Grand Design RV

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Grand Design RV is an RV manufacturer based out of Middlebury, Indiana and builds travel trailers, fifth wheels, and toy haulers.

Grand Design has been making RVs since 2012.

They were bought by Winnebago Industries in 2016.

Grand Design RV Travel Trailer Models Include:

  • Transcend, Imagine, and Reflection

Grand Design 5th Wheel Models Include:

  • Reflection, Reflection 150 Series, and Solitude

Grand Design Toy Hauler Models Include:

  • Bumper Pull Toy Haulers - Momentum G-Class
  • Fifth Wheel Toy Haulers - Momentum, Momentum G-Class, and Momentum M-Class

Gulf Stream Coach

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Gulf Stream Coach is based out of Nappanee, Indiana and manufactures Class C motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, and toy haulers.

It the largest family-owned RV manufacturer and has been building recreational vehicles since 1983.

Gulf Stream Class C Models include:

  • BT Cruiser and Conquest

Gulf Stream uses the Ford E-Series chassis for their Class C gas motorhomes.

Gulf Stream Travel Trailer Models include:

  • Ameri-Lite, Capri, Cabin Cruiser, Envision, Geo, Gulf Breeze, Innsbruck Lite, Kingsport, Matrix, Norther Express, Streamlite, Vista Cruiser, and Vintage Cruiser

Gulf Stream 5th Wheel Models include:

  • Sedona

Gulf Stream Toy Hauler Models include:

  • Bumper Pull Toy Haulers - GSX and Track & Trail

Heartland RV

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Heartland RV is an RV manufacturer based out of Elkhart, Indiana and builds travel trailers, fifth wheels, and toy haulers.

Heartland RV has been making RVs since 2004 and was bought by Thor Industries in 2010.

Heartland RV Travel Trailer Models Include:

  • North Trail, Wilderness, Mallard Ultra-Lite, Sundance Ultra-Lite, Prowler, Prowler Lynx, Trail Runner, Trail Runner SLE, and Pioneer

Heartland RV Fifth Wheel Models Include:

  • Milestone, Elkridge, Elkridge Focus, Bighorn, Bighorn Traveler, Big Country, Gateway, Landmark 365, and Pioneer

Heartland RV Toy Hauler Models Include:

  • Bumper Pull Toy Haulers - Fuel, Prowler, Torque, and Trail Runner
  • Fifth Wheel Toy Haulers - Cyclone, Fuel, Road Warrior, and Torque

Highland Ridge RV

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Highland Ridge RV is based out of Shipshewana, Indiana and builds travel trailers, fifth wheels, and toy haulers.

It was formed in 2014 when Jayco purchased the assets of Open Range RV.

Highland Ridge RV is now part of Thor Industries (who purchased Jayco in 2016).

Highland Ridge RV Travel Trailer Models Include:

  • Open Range, Open Range Ultra Lite, Mesa Ridge, Mesa Ridge Lite, Mesa Ridge Limited, Silverstar Lite, Silverstar Limited, and Light

Highland Ridge RV Fifth Wheel Models Include:

  • Open Range, Open Range Ultra Lite, Open Range 3x, Open Range Roamer, Mesa Ridge, Mesa Ridge Lite, Mesa Ridge Limited, Siverstar, Silverstar Limited, and Light

Highland Ridge RV Toy Hauler Models Include:

  • Fifth Wheel Toy Haulers - Highlander and Silverstar THX

Holiday Rambler

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Monaco Coach is based out of Decatur, Indiana and manufactures Class A and Class C motorhomes.

It has been an RV manufacturer since 1953.

In 2009, Holiday Rambler declared bankruptcy and was purchased by Navistar International. REV Group acquired the brand in 2013.

Holiday Rambler Class A Models include:

  • Gas Class A Motorhomes - Vacationer, Invicta, and Admiral
  • Diesel Class A Motorhomes - Endeavor, Navigator, Nautica, and Armada

Holiday Rambler uses the Freightliner chassis for their Class A diesel motorhomes and the Ford F-Series chassis for their Class A gas motorhomes.

Holiday Rambler Class C Models include:

  • Gas Class C Motorhomes - Augusta
  • Diesel Class C Motorhomes - Prodigy

Holiday Rambler uses the Mercedes Sprinter chassis for their Class A diesel motorhomes and the Ford E-Series chassis for their Class C gas motorhomes.

Host Campers

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Host Campers is based in Bend, Oregon and manufactures truck campers. It is a privately held RV manufacturer.

Host Truck Camper Models include:

  • Cascade, Everest, Mammoth, Rainer, and Tahoe

inTech RV

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inTech RV is based out of Nappanee, Indiana and builds travel trailers.

It is a privately held company that has been building RVs since 2010.

inTech RV Travel Trailer Models Include:

  • Sol

Jayco

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Jayco is based out of Middlebury, Indiana and manufactures Class A motorhomes, Class C motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, and toy haulers.

It has been an RV manufacturer since 1968.

In 2016, Jayco was purchased by Thor Industries.

Jayco Class A Models include:

  • Gas Class A Motorhomes - Alante, Precept, and Precept Prestige
  • Diesel Class A Motorhomes - Embark

Jayco uses the Ford F-Series chassis for their Class A gas motorhomes and the Spartan chassis for their Class A diesel motorhomes.

Jayco Class C Models include:

  • Gas Class C Motorhomes - Redhawk, Redhawk SE, Greyhawk, and Greyhawk Prestige
  • Diesel Class C Motorhomes - Melbourne, Melbourne Prestige, and Seneca

Jayco uses the Chevy chassis and Ford E-Series chassis for their Class C gas motorhomes and both the Mercedes Sprinter chassis and the Freightliner chassis for their Class C diesel motorhomes.

Jayco Travel Trailer Models include:

  • Hummingbird, Jay Feather, Jay Feather Micro, White Hawk, Jay Flight, Eagle, and Eagle HT

Jayco 5th Wheel Models include:

  • Eagle, Eagle HT, Eagle HTX, North Point, and Pinnacle

Jayco Toy Hauler Models include:

  • Bumper Pull Toy Haulers - Octane and Octane Super Lite
  • Fifth Wheel Toy Haulers - Talon, Talon Platinum, and Seismic

Keystone RV Company

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Keystone RV Company is based out of Goshen, Indiana and manufactures travel trailers, fifth wheels, and toy haulers.

It has been building RVs since 1996.

In 2001, Keystone RV was purchased by Thor Industries.

Keystone RV Travel Trailer Models include:

  • Bullet, Cougar, Hideout, Laredo, Outback, Passport, Premier, Springdale, and Sprinter

Keystone 5th Wheel Models include:

  • Alpine, Avalanche, Carbon, Cougar, Hideout, Laredo, and Montana

Keystone Toy Hauler Models include:

  • Bumper Pull Toy Haulers - Impact and Outback
  • 5th Wheel Toy Haulers - Carbon, Fuzion, Impact, Montana High Country, and Raptor

K-Z RV

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K-Z RV is based out of Shipshewana, Indiana and manufactures travel trailers, fifth wheels, and toy haulers.

It has been an RV manufacturer since 1972.

In 2014, KZ RV was purchased by Thor Industries.

K-Z RV Travel Trailer Models include:

  • Connect, Connect SE, Escape, Escape Mini, Sportsmen Classic, Sportsmen SE, and Sportsmen LE

K-Z 5th Wheel Models include:

  • Durango, Durango Half-Ton, Durango Gold, and Sportsmen

K-Z Toy Hauler Models include:

  • Bumper Pull Toy Haulers - Escape, Sportsmen Classic, Sportsmen LE, and Sportster
  • Fifth Wheel Toy Haulers - Sportster, Venom V-Series, and Venom

Lazy Daze

Lazy Daze RV is based in Montclair, California and sells Class C motorhomes factory direct. They are a privately held RV manufacturer that has been in business since 1956.

Lazy Daze Class C Models include:

  • 24 foot, 27 foot, and 31 foot floor plans

Lazy Daze uses the Ford E-450 chassis for their Class C gas motorhomes.

Lance Camper

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Lance Camper is based in Lancaster, California and manufactures travel trailers and truck campers.

It first started building RVs in 1965.

Lance was purchased by REV group in 2018. Camp Addict Co-Founder Marshall has a Lance 1995 travel trailer and has been full-time RVing in it for over 6 years.

Lance Camper Travel Trailer Models include:

  • 1475, 1575, 1685, 1985, 1995, 2075, 2185, 2285, 2295, 2375, 2445, and 2465

Lance Truck Camper Models include:

  • 650, 825, 850, 855S, 865, 975, 995, 1062, and 1172

Leisure Travel Vans

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Leisure Travel Vans is a brand owned by Triple E Recreational Vehicles,  a Canadian RV manufacturer based out of Winkler, Manitoba, Canada.

Leisure Travel Vans is owned by Triple E Recreational Vehicles, a family-owned company formed in 1966.

Triple E started out building travel trailers and branched out to making fifth wheels and motorhomes.

They acquired the Leisure Travel Vans brand in 2008.

In 2010 Triple E discontinued manufacturing all other RVs except their Leisure Travel Vans line.

Leisure Travel builds Class B and B+ motorhomes.

Leisure Travel Vans Class B/B+ Models include:

  • Diesel Class B Motorhomes - Serenity, Unity, and Wonder

Leisure Travel uses the Mercedes Sprinter chassis and the Ford Transit chassis for their Class B and B+ diesel motorhomes.

Little Guy Trailers

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Little Guy Trailers has a plant in Somerset, Pennsylvania and manufactures teardrop trailers.

It is a privately held company that has been making RVs since 2002.

As of July 2019, Little Guy is an Extreme Outdoors brand (Extreme Outdoors acquired the assets of Liberty Outdoors).

Little Guy Teardrop Trailer Models include:

  • Little Guy Micro Max, Little Guy Mini Max, Little Guy Max, and My Pod

Midwest Automotive Design

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Midwest Automotive Design is based out of Elkhart, Indiana and manufactures Class B motorhomes.

It has been doing custom Sprinter conversions since 2001.

In 2017, Midwest was purchased by REV Group.

Midwest Automotive Design Class B Models include:

  • Gas Class B Motorhomes - Legend and Passage
  • Diesel Class B Motorhomes - Daycruiser, Weekender, and Passage

Midwest uses the Mercedes Sprinter chassis for their Class B diesel motorhomes and the Dodge ProMaster chassis and Ford Transit chassis for their Class B gas motorhomes.

Monaco Coach

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Monaco Coach is based out of Decatur, Indiana.

They manufacture luxury Class A diesel motorhomes.

It has been an RV manufacturer since 1968.

In 2009, Monaco declared bankruptcy and was purchased by Navistar International.

REV Group acquired the Monaco Coach brand in 2013.

Monaco Coach Class A RV Models include:

  • Diesel Class A Motorhomes - Monaco Signature and Monaco Marquis

Monaco uses the Freightliner chassis for their Class A diesel motorhomes.

New Horizons RV

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New Horizons RV is based in Junction City, Kansas.

They manufacture fifth wheels and toy haulers designed for full-time living.

It is a family-owned business that has been making RVs since 1989 and sells factory direct.

New Horizons 5th Wheel Models include:

  • Summit and Majestic

New Horizons Toy Hauler Models include:

  • 5th Wheel Toy Haulers - Summit and Majestic

Newmar Corporation

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Newmar Corporation is based out of Nappanee, Indiana and manufactures Class A gas and diesel motorhomes.

Newmar has been making RVs since 1968 and was privately held until it was announced in September 2019 that Winnebago Industries was purchasing them.

Newmar Class A RV Models include:

  • Gas Class A Motorhomes - Bay Star, Bay Star Sport, and Canyon Star
  • Diesel Class A Motorhomes - Canyon Star (front engine), Ventana, Ventana LE, Dutch Star, New Aire, Mountain Aire, London Aire, Essex, and King Aire

Newmar Toy Hauler Models Include:

  • Gas Class A Toy Hauler - Canyon Star

Newmar uses the Ford F-Series chassis for their gas Class A motorhomes. Freightliner and Spartan chassis are used for their Class A diesel motorhomes.

Nexus RV

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Nexus RV is based out of Elkhart, Indiana and manufactures Class A motorhomes, Class B+ motorhomes, and Super C motorhomes.

They formed in 2010 and initially sold factory direct, but now they sell their RVs through a dealership network.

Nexus Class A Motorhome Models include:

  • Gas Class A Motorhomes - Maybach
  • Diesel Class A Motorhomes - Evoque and Bentley

Nexus RV uses the Ford F-Series chassis for their gas Class A motorhomes and the Freightliner chassis for their Class A diesel motorhomes.

Nexus Class B+ Motorhome Models include:

  • Viper

Nexus RV uses the Ford E-Series chassis for their gas Class B+ motorhomes.

Nexus Super C Motorhome Models include:

  • Ghost and Wraith

Nexus RV uses the International chassis for their diesel Super C motorhomes.

Northern Lite

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Northstar Campers is a Canadian RV manufacturer based in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

As a privately held company, they have been building truck campers since 1989.

Northern Lite Truck Camper Models include:

  • Limited Edition, Special Edition, and Sportsman Edition

Northstar Campers

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Northstar Campers is based in Cedar Falls, Iowa and manufactures truck campers.

It is a family-owned business and has been building campers since 1955.

Northstar Truck Camper Models include:

  • Adventurer, Arrow U, Igloo U, Laredo SC, Laredo SS, Liberty, and STC

Northwood Manufacturing

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Northwood Manufacturing is based in La Grande, Oregon.

They manufacture travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers, and truck campers.

They have been an RV manufacturer since 1993 and are privately held by parent company Northwood Investments (also the parent company of Outdoors RV).

Northwood Manufacturing Travel Trailer Models include:

  • Arctic Fox and Nash

Northwood Manufacturing 5th Wheel Models include:

  • Arctic Fox and Fox Mountain

Northwood Manufacturing Toy Hauler Models include:

  • Bumper Pull Toy Haulers - Desert Fox

Northwood Manufacturing Truck Camper Models include:

  • Arctic Fox and Wolf Creek

nüCamp RV

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nüCamp RV is based in Sugarcreek, Ohio and manufactures travel trailers, teardrop trailers, and truck campers.

It is a privately held company that has been making RVs since 2005.

Originally known as Pleasant Valley Teardrops, they changed their name to nüCamp RV in 2016.

nüCamp Travel Trailer Models include:

  • AVIA

nüCamp Teardrop Trailer Models include:

  • TAB

nüCamp Truck Camper Models include:

  • Cirrus 820 and Cirrus 920

Oliver Travel Trailers

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Oliver Travel Trailers is based in Hohenwald, Tennessee and manufactures travel trailers.

It is a family-owned business and has been building trailers since 2007, selling factory direct.

This is a fiberglass trailer.

They hold their value much better than traditionally made RVs.

Fewer issues with leaks. 

Oliver Travel Trailer Models include:

  • Legacy Elite and Legacy Elite II

Outdoors RV Manufacturing

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Outdoors RV Manufacturing is based in La Grande, Oregon and manufactures travel trailers, fifth wheels, and toy haulers.

It has been an RV manufacturer since 2009 and is privately held by parent company Northwood Investments (also the parent company of Northwood Manufacturing).

Outdoors RV Travel Trailer Models include:

  • Creek Side, Timber Ridge, Black Stone, and Back Country

Outdoors RV 5th Wheel Models include:

  • Glacier Peak

Outdoors RV Toy Hauler Models include:

  • Bumper Pull Toy Haulers - Trail Series

Pacific Coachworks

Pacific Coachworks is based out of Perris, California and manufactures travel trailers and toy haulers.

It is a privately held company that has been making RVs since 2006.

Pacific Coachworks Travel Trailer Models include:

  • Econ, Mighty Lite, Pacifica, Panther, Sea Breeze, Surf Side, and Tango

Pacific Coachworks Toy Hauler Models include:

  • Bumper Pull Toy Haulers - Blazen, Panther, Powerlite, Rage'n, Sandsport, Sea Breeze, Surf Side, and Tango
  • 5th Wheel Toy Haulers - Powerlite, Rage'n, and Sandsport

Palomino RV

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Palomino RV is based out of Colon, Michigan and manufactures travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers, and truck campers.

They have been an RV manufacturer since 1968.

In 2002, Palomino RV was purchased by Forest River.

Palomino RV Travel Trailer Models include:

  • Columbus Castaway, PaloMini, Puma, Puma XLE Lite, Real-Lite Mini, and SolAire Ultra Lite

Palomino 5th Wheel Models include:

  • Columbus, Puma, and River Ranch

Palomino Toy Hauler Models include:

  • Bumper Pull Toy Haulers - Puma XLE Lite
  • 5th Wheel Toy Haulers - Puma Unleashed

Palomino RV Truck Camper Models include:

  • Backpack Edition and Real-Lite

Panoramic RV

Panoramic RV is a Canadian RV manufacturer based out of Chambly, Quebec, Canada.

They are a new RV manufacturer and currently are establishing their dealer base in North America.

They build a single floor plan of a Class B motorhome.

Panoramic RV Class B Motorhome Models include:

  • Gas Class B Motorhomes - Panoramic

Panoramic RV uses the Ram ProMaster chassis for their gas Class B motorhomes.

Phoenix USA

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Phoenix USA is based out of Elkhart, Indiana and manufactures Class B+ motorhomes.

It is a privately held company formed in 1996 and sells factory direct.

Phoenix USA Class B+ Motorhome Models include:

  • Gas Class B+ Motorhomes - Phoenix Cruiser and Phoenix TRX
  • Diesel Class B+ Motorhomes - Phoenix TRX

Phoenix uses the Ford E-Series chassis for their Phoenix Cruiser Class B+ motorhomes.

The Phoenix TRX uses the Ford Transit chassis, offering both a gas and diesel engine option.

Pleasure-Way Industries

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Pleasure-Way Industries is a Canadian RV manufacturer based out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

It is a family-owned company formed in 1986. They build Class B and B+ motorhomes.

Pleasure-Way Class B Motorhome Models include:

  • Gas Class B Motorhomes - Lexor FL, Lexor TS, and Tofino
  • Diesel Class B/B+ Motorhomes - Plateau XLMB, Plateau XLTS, Plateau XLTD, Plateau TS, Plateau FL, and Ascent TS

Pleasure-Way uses the Ram ProMaster chassis for their gas Class B motorhomes and the Mercedes Sprinter chassis for their diesel Class B/B+ motorhomes.

Prime Time Manufacturing

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Prime Time Manufacturing is based out of Wakarusa, Indiana and manufactures travel trailers, fifth wheels, and toy haulers.

It has been an RV manufacturer since 2009.

Prime Time Manufacturing was created as a division of Forest River.

Prime Time Travel Trailer Models include:

  • Navi, PTX, Avenger, Avenger ATI, Tracer, Tracer Breeze, Tracer Air, and LaCrosse

Prime Time 5th Wheel Models include:

  • Crusader, Crusader Lite, and Sanibel

Redwood RV

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Redwood Residential Vehicles is an RV manufacturer based out of Topeka, Indiana and builds luxury 5th wheels intended for full-time use.

It was formed in 2010 as part of Crossroads RV. Redwood Residential Vehicles is part of Thor Industries (who purchased Crossroads RV in 2004).

Redwood RV 5th Wheel Models Include:

  • Sapphire Edition, Sterling Edition, Garnet Edition, and Classic Edition

Regency RV

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Regency RV is based out of Fort Worth, Texas and manufactures Class B and B+ motorhomes.

Regency has been manufacturing RVs since 2015. It started out as a privately held company but was purchased by the Emahiser Group in June 2020.

Regency RV Class B/B+ Models include:

  • Xalta, Ultra Brougham, and National Traveler

Regency RV uses the Mercedes Sprinter chassis for their Class B and B+ diesel motorhomes.

Renegade RV

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Renegade RV is based out of Bristol, Indiana and builds Class B+ motorhomes, Class C, and Super C motorhomes.

They have been manufacturing RVs for over 20 years.

In 2017, Renegade was purchased by REV Group.

Renegade RV Class B+ Models include:

  • Renegade Vienna and Renegade Villagio

Renegade RV uses the Mercedes Sprinter chassis for their Class B+ diesel motorhomes.

Renegade RV Class C Models include:

  • Diesel Class C Motorhomes - Renegade Veracruz
  • Diesel Super C Motorhomes - Renegade Icon, Renegade XL, Renegade Verona, and Renegade Valencia

Renegade RV uses various Freightliner medium duty chassis for their Super C diesel motorhomes and the Ford F-Series chassis for their Class C motorhomes.

Riverside RV

Riverside RV is based in LaGrange, Indiana and manufactures travel trailers. They have been making RVs since 2008.

Riverside Travel Trailer Models include:

  • Retro and Intrepid

Roadtrek

Roadtrek is based in Cambridge, Ontario Canada and manufactures gas and diesel Class B motorhomes. They have been making RVs since 1980.

To say that Roadtrek has had a tumultuous time in the late 2010's is putting things mildly. They were acquired by the Erwin Hymer Group in 2016, but that ended poorly (won't go into the details here - Google it), with production shutting down.

In 2019, the French company RAPIDO Group purchased Roadtrek and resumed production.

Roadtrek Class B Models include:

  • Gas Class B Motorhomes - Zion and Zion SRT
  • Diesel Class B Motorhomes - SS Agile

Roadtrek uses the Ram Promaster van for their gas Class B's and the Sprinter van for their diesel Class B RVs.

Roulottes Prolite

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Roulottes Prolite is based in St-Jerome, Quebec, Canada and manufactures lightweight travel trailers.

They are a privately held company and have been making RVs since 2000.

ProLite Travel Trailer Models include:

  • Plus S, Lounge, Plus, Profil, Escapade, Evasion, Classic, Supreme, Max, and Xtreme

Rugged Mountain RV

Rugged Mountain RV is based out of Boise, Idaho and manufactures truck campers.

It is a family-owned business that has been making truck campers since 2016.

In September 2019 they announced they would be moving to a factory-direct sales model from having dealers.

Rugged Mountain Truck Camper Models include:

  • Granite and Polar

The RV Factory

The RV Factory is an RV manufacturer based out of Elkhart, Indiana and builds luxury 5th wheels and toy haulers intended for full-time use.

It is a privately held company formed in 2014 and in 2016 acquired the Augusta 5th wheel line and Weekend Warrior toy hauler line.

The RV Factory sells factory direct.

The RV Factory 5th Wheel Models Include:

  • Luxe Elite and Luxe Gold

The RV Factory Toy Hauler Models Include:

  • 5th Wheel Toy Haulers - Luxe

Shasta RV

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Shasta RV is based out of Middlebury, Indiana and manufactures travel trailers and fifth wheels.

It has been an RV manufacturer since 1941.

In the mid-2000's Shasta stopped building trailers.

Forest River revived the brand in 2010 (the brand was part of the Coachmen RV acquisition).

Shasta Travel Trailer Models include:

  • Shasta

Shasta 5th Wheel Models include:

  • Phoenix

Safari Condo

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Safari Condo is a Canadian RV manufacturer based out of Saint-Nicolas, Quebec, Canada.

They make travel trailers and Class B motorhomes.

Safari Condo is a privately held RV manufacturer that has been building RVs since 1997.

The Safari Condo Alto travel trailer comes in different models, including ones with fixed roofs and ones with retractable roofs.

Safari Condo Travel Trailer Models include:

  • Alto

Safari Condo Class B Models include:

  • Gas Class B Motorhomes - M Series, L Series, and XL Series
  • Diesel Class B Motorhomes - L Series and XL Series

Safari uses the GMC Savana chassis and Ram ProMaster chassis for their Class B gas motorhomes.

For their Class B diesel motorhomes, they use the Mercedes Sprinter chassis.

Starcraft

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Starcraft is based out of Middlebury, Indiana and manufactures travel trailers and fifth wheels.

They have been building RVs since 1964.

In 1991, Starcraft was purchased by Jayco and is now part of Thor Industries (who purchased Jayco in 2016).

Starcraft Travel Trailer Models include:

  • Mossy Oak, Mossy Oak Lite, Mossy Oak Ultra Lite, Autumn Ridge, GPS, Launch Outfitter, and Satellite

Starcraft Fifth Wheel Models include:

  • Telluride

Sunset Park RV

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Sunset Park RV is based out of Shipshewana, Indiana and manufactures travel trailers and toy haulers.

It is a privately held company that has been building RVs since 2008.

Sunset Park Travel Trailer Models include:

  • Liberty Independence, Sun-Lite, and Sunray

Sunset Park Toy Hauler Models include:

  • Bumper Pull Toy Haulers - RUSH

Thor Motor Coach

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Thor Motor Coach RV brand is based out of Elkhart, Indiana and manufactures Class A motorhomes, Class B & Class B+ motorhomes, Class C motorhomes, and toy haulers.

Part of Thor Industries, the brand was created in 2010 when Damon Motor Coach and Four Winds International were merged (these two companies were previously purchased by Thor Industries).

Thor Class A RV Models include:

  • Gas Class A Motorhomes - A.C.E., Hurricane, Windsport, Miramar, and Challenger
  • Gas 'RUV' Class A Motorhomes - Axis RUV and Vegas RUV
  • Diesel Class A Motorhomes - Palazzo, Aria, Venetian, and Tuscany

Thor Motor Coach uses the Ford F-Series chassis for their Class A gas motorhomes and the Freightliner chassis for their Class A diesel motorhomes.

For their 'RUV' line of Class A's (though they don't necessarily call them Class A's), they use the Ford E-Series chassis (the same they use on their gas Class C's).

Thor Class B Models Include:

  • Sequence and Tellaro

Thor Motor Coach uses the Dodge ProMaster chassis for their Class B gas motorhomes.

Thor Class B+ Models Include:

  • Compass RUV and Gemini RUV

Thor Motor Coach uses the Ford Transit cutaway van chassis for their Class B+ diesel motorhomes.

Thor Class C RV Models Include:

  • Gas Class C Motorhomes - Chateau, Four Winds, and Quantum
  • Diesel Class C Motorhomes - Chateau Sprinter, Four Winds Sprinter, Quantum Sprinter, Citation Sprinter, Siesta Sprinter, and Synergy Sprinter
  • Diesel Super C Motorhomes - Omni and Magnitude

Thor Motor Coach uses the Ford E-Series chassis for their gas Class C motorhomes, the Mercedes Sprinter chassis for their diesel Class C RVs, and the Ford F-Series chassis for their diesel Super C motorhomes.

Thor Toy Hauler Models Include:

  • Gas Class C Toy Hauler - Outlaw Class C
  • Gas Class A Toy Hauler - Outlaw Class A

Thor Motor Coach uses the Ford E-Series chassis for their gas Class C toy haulers and the Ford F-Series chassis for their Class A toy haulers.

Tiffin Motorhomes

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Tiffin Motorhomes is based out of Red Bay, Alabama and manufactures Class A motorhomes and Class C motorhomes.

Tiffin is a family-owned business that has been making RVs since 1972.

Tiffin Class A Motorhome Models include:

  • Gas Class A Motorhomes - Open Road
  • Diesel Class A Motorhomes - Allegro Breeze, Allegro RED, Allegro Bus, Phaeton, and Zephyr

Tiffin Motorhomes uses the Ford F-Series chassis for their Class A gas motorhomes and both the PowerGlide chassis and the Freightliner chassis for their Class A diesel motorhomes.

Tiffin Class C Motorhome Models include:

  • Wayfarer

Tiffin Motorhomes uses the Mercedes Sprinter chassis for their Class C diesel motorhomes.

Trail Wagons

Trail Wagons is based out of Peru, Indiana and manufacturers travel trailers and toy haulers.

Trail Wagons is a division of Chinook RV.

Trail Wagons was founded in 2009 as Riverside Travel Trailers (part of Vohne Liche Manufacturing).

Chinook RV purchased Riverside Travel Trailers from Vohne Liche Manufacturing in 2018 and rebranded it under the Trail Wagons name.

Trail Wagons Travel Trailer Models include:

  • Dream and Trail Wagon

Trail Wagons Toy Hauler Models include:

  • Bumper Pull Toy Haulers - RPM

Travel Lite RV

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Travel Lite RV is based out of New Paris, Indiana and manufactures travel trailers and truck campers. 

It is a family-owned business that has been making RVs since 1998.

Travel Lite Travel Trailer Models include:

  • Aura, F Lite, Evoke, and Falcon

Travel Lite Truck Camper Models include:

  • Extended Stay and Super Lite

VanLeigh RV

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VanLeigh RV is based out of Burnsville, MS and manufactures fifth wheels.

VanLeigh was formed in 2014 by three generations of the Tiffin family. In 2019, it became a division of family-owned Tiffin Motorhomes.

VanLeigh 5th Wheel Models include:

  • Beacon, Vilano, and Pinecrest

Venture RV

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Venture RV is based out of Shipshewana, Indiana and manufactures lightweight travel trailers. 

Venture started as a division of K-Z RV and is now part of Thor Industries (parent company K-Z was purchased by Thor in 2014).

Venture RV Travel Trailer Models include:

  • SportTrek, SportTrek Touring, Stratus, Sonic, and Sonic Lite

Winnebago Industries

Winnebago logo

Winnebago Industries is based out of Forest City, Iowa and manufactures Class A motorhomes, Class B motorhomes, Class C motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, and toy haulers.

The Winnebago RV brand was 'born' in 1961 and is an American icon. It is a publicly-traded company.

Winnebago Class A Models include:

  • Gas Class A Motorhomes - Adventurer, Intent, Sightseer, Sunstar, Sunstar LX, Sunova, Vista, and Vista LX
  • Diesel Class A Motorhomes - Horizon and Forza

Winnebago uses the Ford F-Series chassis for their Class A gas motorhomes and the Maxum and Freightliner chassis for their Class A diesel motorhomes.

Winnebago Class B Models include:

  • Gas Class B Motorhomes - Travato and Solis
  • Diesel Class B Motorhomes - Boldt, Era, and Revel

Winnebago uses the Ford Transit chassis and Ram ProMaster chassis for their Class B gas motorhomes. For their Class B diesel motorhomes, they use the Mercedes Sprinter chassis.

Winnebago Class C Models include:

  • Gas Class C Motorhomes - Aspect, Cambria, Minnie Winnie, Outlook, and Spirit
  • Diesel Class C Motorhomes - Fuse, Navion, Porto, View, and Vita

Winnebago uses the Ford E-Series chassis for their Class C gas motorhomes.

For their Class C diesel motorhomes, they use the Mercedes Sprinter chassis and the Ford Transit chassis.

Winnebago Travel Trailer Models include:

  • Hike, Minnie, Micro Minnie, Minnie Drop, Minnie Plus, and Voyage

Winnebago 5th Wheel Models include:

  • Micro Minnie, Minnie Plus, and Voyage

Winnebago Toy Hauler Models include:

  • Bumper Pull Toy Haulers - Spyder
  • Fifth Wheel Toy Haulers - Spyder

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  • Thank you for clarifying the difference between Class B+ And Class C motor homes. I have observed that another difference seems to be that class B+’s do not have slide outs while Class C’s do. Is that a correct observation?

    • Hi Don,

      You are welcome!

      Ah, interesting observation. While it’s not completely accurate, it is a good general statement.

      Most Class B+’s do indeed come with no slides. However, there are a few that do have slides. For example, the Thor Motor Coach Gemini Class B+ comes with slides on its floor plans. (Not a highly rated brand – just used as an example.)

      But, for the most part, B+’s don’t have slides. A slide in a B+ isn’t usually a good idea because of weight issues.

      The chassis that are used for a Class B+ motorhome have less weight carrying capability than what is normally used for a Class C. A Slide out is relatively heavy and eats into the Cargo Carrying Capacity of any motor home. When you have a low Cargo Carrying Capacity to start out with (which is the case with many Class B+’s), the last thing you want is a slide taking up this valuable commodity.

      Unfortunately many RV consumers aren’t aware of this, or that Cargo Carrying Capacity is even a ‘thing’ they should be concerned about. They are more interested in the ‘wow’ factor of the increased interior room a slide affords. RV manufacturers know this, which is why they put slides on rigs.

      Plus side outs are a big potential problem area. Given the choice, I’d take a great no-slide layout over one with a slide. Only exception to that is if I was just going to park my RV and not take it anywhere (and thus never have to bring the slide(s) in/out), then I’d want all the interior room I could get.

      Thanks for the comment and great observation!

  • Hi Marshall, my husband and I love your blog and hoping you can help. We are looking to live full time on an RV and travel around the US and Canada. We’re thinking to purchase a four season travel trailer, although our plan is stay in moderate climate whenever possible. Do you know anything about Coachmen Freedom Express (ultra-lite) trailers for four-season travel and/or would recommend it? Thanks! Christa & Ken

    • Hey Christa,

      Glad you found, and like, Camp Addict!

      Coachmen isn’t the best brand, and it isn’t the worse. You can check out our list of the best RV brands and see that Coachmen isn’t there.

      We also highly recommend that you join the RV Consumer Group and see what they think about the Coachmen Freedom Express, as well as other travel trailers you might be eyeballing.

      As far as how well the Freedom Express will do in cold weather, it will do probably as good as any OK to decent RV. Which means that it’ll most likely do fine in the moderate climates you are hoping to chase.

      Just keep in mind that while you might have the best of intentions of always being in moderate climates, it doesn’t always work out that way. You will occasionally find yourself in weather extremes that you might not have planned on.

      Good example of this is where Kelly and I are currently boondocking in south central Colorado. It was in the 80’s one day and the next was a start of a summer snow storm that dumped 14 inches of snow on us. A few days later we are back to 70’s and all is right in the world.

      I know this is going off on a bit of a tangent, but I just wanted to point out that even with the best of intentions, you are never going to be in the perfect temperature that all of us full-timers hope to chase.

      Best of luck finding the ‘good enough’ RV for you and we hope that the full-timing lifestyle treats y’all as well as it has Kelly and I!

    • Hey Maverick,

      Yes, we are aware of Taylor Coach and know someone who owns one.

      However, per their website they “focus on custom builds” and we specifically state at the top of this page “We do not list custom manufacturers/upfitters”.

  • Hello guys! Thanks for all of the research and sharing-what a service! I’m living in Colorado and want to start living nomadically, set up my design & tailoring studio in a motorhome and work for outdoor gear companies throughout the state all year without traveling south. It appears that there are no winterized Class A or C Motorhomes ( 4 seasons package-pipes won’t be exposed/heated area—furnace, propane heater, space heater to heat keeping—Double pane windows, etc.) available on the market or used market. True? Can you share any suggestions on how I could live year round in my RV in CO? Tx!

    • Hey Andrew,

      You want to live all year in Colorado in an RV? Yikes!

      There are definitely motorhomes that have 4-season packages in that they have dual pane windows and heated basements. But there is no RV that is built to withstand year round living in a cold environment such as Colorado (other than maybe some custom or very expensive expedition vehicles).

      Not sure why you’d want to subject yourself to that when your house has wheels.

      Winter living in an RV has a lot of problems associated with it. Humidity inside and cold outside are two big ones.

      We don’t have experience living year round in such cold extremes because our houses have wheels and have zero desire to deal with harsh winters in an environment such as Colorado. So we cannot give you advice on how to do it.

      Can you do it? Probably. I’m sure there are people who do live year-round in an RV in Colorado. But RVs just aren’t built for this. They lack the necessary insulation and extreme cold weather protection.

      If you want to live year-round in Colorado, then have an RV for the warmer months and get a traditional house for the cold months. That’s the best advice I can give you besides using the wheels on your RV and head south for the winter.

  • Trying to find your recommended class a Motorhome. Looking at accessibility class and Winnebago really expensive and saw Newmar lower but the saw owned by Winnebago… so a good product Newmar?

  • Thank You!! For compiling this list. Very helpful for a noob camper. My uncle always swore by Coachmen 5th wheels, but now I’ve found a whole world of smaller and more affordable travel trailers to start out with my wife and I RV adventures.

    • Hi Sandy,

      As you mentioned, Advanced RV is a custom RV manufacturer. At the top of this post we mention that we don’t include custom RV manufacturers, so we don’t include Advanced RV.

  • Hello! Thank you for a great article! I just started looking for travel trailer and am very overwhelmed with the different brands.. Question, what is the brand And model of your RV? I trust your opinion and would be interested in researching the model you own 🙂

    Thank you
    Rose

  • Thank you so much for the information! I was in the process of combining my own list after searching many times and I didn’t find your post. But alas I finally found it. After hearing so many horror stories of folks just having a terrible time with their newly bought Rv and the dealership or manufacturer, I have decided to go used hoping most of the kinks have been worked out by then. Looking forward to fulltime RVing in Florida. Thanks

    • Hey Melisa,

      We are glad you found this post!

      We think purchasing a not-too old, but already taken the depreciation hit, used RV is the smart way to go. Stick to one of the top RV brands to stack the odds in your favor.

      I hope you enjoy full-time RVing as much as Kelly and I do! Best of luck with your launch!

    • Hey Bill,

      Please see the statement at the top of this post that says the following:

      “We do not list custom manufacturers/upfitters, extremely low volume manufacturers, or builders of million dollar plus bus conversions.”

      Earth Roamer falls in this category. They are very expensive, low volume rigs. I understand they are great, and if they fit your needs, then they are definitely worth investigating.

    • Hi Linda,

      InTech isn’t on our list of the best RV brands because the RV Consumer Group doesn’t rate them and I don’t have personal, hands-on experience with them so can’t vouch for their quality.

      That doesn’t mean that they are either a good or a bad brand. I just don’t have enough information to make a decision one way or the other.

  • Guys, thanks so much for the great info!

    Where do you suggest is the best place to search for used Class C motorhomes from some of the top companies you suggested?

    • Hi Daniel,

      You are very welcome, glad you are finding this post helpful.

      You can try searching on RvTrader.com. You can search by manufacturer, class, and distance from you as well as other filters.

      Good luck!

  • Hi, So grateful we stumbled on you while doing research. We bought a Jayco Greyhawk Class C 2009. We have enjoyed it but looking for a used Class A. We have a budget of one hundred thousand. We are thinking Winnebago or Tiffan. 38 ft. Help!!! We will be trading in the Jayco. Just not sure which to go regarding class A brand. Thank you for the immense education. We were spared throwing away a lot of retirement money on junk. Judy and Pete

    • Hey Judy and Pete,

      Both Winnebago and Tiffin make our Best RV Brands list in the Class A category. So they definitely would be brands I’d consider if I were in the market for this type of RV.

      Glad you found this page useful! Best of luck finding the ‘right’ next rig for you.

  • I own a 1998 Scamp 16 foot. It is the deluxe model with the nice oak cabinets. It is all original and everything still works. I’m thinking of selling it though and getting something a few feet longer but can’t decide what to buy. I pull it with a Toyota 4Runner so don’t want to go over 4000 to 5000 lbs.

    • Hey Sonia,

      Yeah, with a 4Runner you are fairly limited in what it can tow. Scamp and Casitas are a good option. Also, you might want to check out the best teardrop trailers section of our best RV brands post to see some other possibilities.

      Best of luck finding your next rig!

  • What a fantastic resource. I just started my search and so far the Lance 1995 is the perfect rig for me which is what I suspected prior to reviewing your comments. I was interested to know it is your go to trailer as well.

    • Hi Thomas,

      Yes, Marshall did a fantastic job on this post. He’s got years of learning about and watching RV manufacturers and looking at RVs and their quality under his belt. He’s a great resource and has been so helpful in my life as far as getting good answers to the RVing things I have questions about as well. We are glad you found us!

  • Hello. We want to upgrade from a 2006 Safari Trek to a much newer DRV Mobile Suites Aire, but are concerned about some negative (scathing) reviews of the ones now built by Thor. Has the quality of the DRV Suites models been compromised by Thor since Thor bought Drv in 2015? What models/years of DRV Aire are “safe” to buy? We are full-timers going on 6 years now and live part of the year in very cold climate. Many thanks in advance.

    • Hi Lauren,

      DRV does make our top RV brands list, but you are correct in questioning if quality has slipped since Thor bought them. Thor isn’t exactly know for quality. In fact, quite the opposite. But DRV and Airstream, both Thor brands, are on our top RV brands list. There are 15 Thor brands and only 3 made our top brands list, if that tells you anything.

      Having said that, I asked a full-timing friend of ours who lives in a DRV what years are best. He mentioned that there was use of Schwintek slide mechanisms around 2013 that you may want to avoid. And he did confirm that quality has slipped a bit with Thor ownership.

      So what his recommendation is regarding DRV’s is to avoid any with Schwintek slide mechanisms and if you really want to hedge your bets with quality is to go with a pre-Thor unit. But at that point you are getting a 5+ year old unit, so you have to make sure it’s been maintained properly. He mentioned common maintenance issues are keeping up the caulking (that’s the case with all RVs) and slide floors needing to be replaced.

      Hope that helps! Good luck finding the right DRV for you.

      • Agreed, bought a brand new DRV 39DBRS. I purchased this after selling my Tiffin Allegro Bus. Very sad day. Prior to Thors acquisition they were well built. The 1.5 years i owned it was nothing but problems. Slide welds broke on both sides, 3 valences fell off the walls during trips, 4 MDC shade didn’t work at all, The furnace had to have three circuit boards replaced, the rear fold out couch bed wouldn’t support my weight (210lb) and ended up sliding off the front, aluminum self tap screws holding the moldings in place on the outside needed to be drilled tap and replace because of shearing off at the screw head, the rear camera never worked consistently, bottom of the slides separated on three of the four slides. The funny thing is my dealer told me that I had a good unit compared to the others he had sold and was having to do warranty repairs on. Yikes! I would never ever advise anyone to purchase DRV products.

    • Hey Rhiannon,

      No clue on that, nor did a quick Google search turn anything. The person you purchased it from doesn’t know what the brand is?

  • Great list, info and all else, but you forgot our Foretravel? They have new motorhomes from $600k and up, well in range of a high volume production coach, but Foretravel is hand built! Yes you can reach for the stars here but they make coaches for mere mortals too

    • Hi Paul!

      We had another comment about this below, from Bob. We don’t list them because as stated in the beginning of the post,

      “We do not list custom manufacturers/upfitters, extremely low volume manufacturers, or builders of million dollar plus bus conversions.”

      Foretravel fits into this category, rendering them off of the list. Thank you for the nudge though! We did miss a few, and there may be a few more that can be added to the list by our readers, so we appreciate your input!

    • Hey Drew!

      Dang! How did I miss Lazy Daze? Not only are they one of the better RV manufacturers out there, they’ve been in business forever, and I’ve known about them for years.

      Total oversight on my part! This is why I have comments open on this post – to give you a chance to point out what I missed.

      Lazy Daze has been added! Thank you!

  • A comprehensive list for sure! I came across a manufacturer a while ago: Sunset Park RV (sunsettrailers.com). They make travel trailers, toy haulers, and a mini camper similar to a teardrop. They may fall in the “low volume” category, I don’t know. I’m unaware of their history. I do believe they are privately owned, too, which I found most appealing.

    Personally, I wouldn’t mind seeing this list grow to include popup campers and the like. This is a really good start, though, and it’s nice to have a little bit of the history included in the description.

    • Hi David,

      I did run across Sunset Park RV when I was doing my research and I don’t know why I didn’t add them. Well, they’ve been added now!

      I had to cut the list at some point, so I went with including only hard-sided RVs. I may expand the list at a later date, but for now I need a breather because this list took a really long time to put together.

      Thanks for the comment!

      • I can appreciate that. I’m sure it did take quite a bit of your time to research not only the companies but some of the historical data. Some names I recognize from so many years ago that are now owned by Forest River or Thor and are not, I feel sure, of the same quality that they were back in the 80’s and 90’s. The RV industry as a whole is in a bad place right now, in my opinion.

        • David,

          You are correct about the names now owned by Thor and Forest River. It sucks, but it’s the nature of the beast these days. The RV industry is in a sad world of hurt. It’s too bad. That’s why we are going to put out a list of the ones that are still making good quality. (Until Thor, etc get hold of them, at least)

          Thanks for your comment, we truly appreciate it!

    • Hey Bob,

      Thanks for the comment!

      However, both Foretravel and New Horizons fall into the categories that we don’t include. As stated in the third paragraph at the top of this page:

      “We do not list custom manufacturers/upfitters, extremely low volume manufacturers, or builders of million dollar plus bus conversions.”

      Foretravel is not only a custom manufacturer, but they retail for seven figures.

      New Horizons is a custom manufacturer (though they build REALLY quality units). This is from the FAQs of their site:

      “New Horizons RV sells factory-direct only. This allows us to build our units to each customer’s individual specifications and to interface directly with the customer, working one-on-one with each customer in order to build their perfect dream RV.”

      Thanks for the input and for reading the page.

      Edit 6/1/19: I’ve decided to add New Horizons RV to the list as they are an EXTREMELY high quality RV manufacturer that only sells factory direct. They do offer customization for their RVs, but so do other factory direct sellers. They aren’t exclusively a custom RV builder. They are definitely one of the best RV manufacturers out there, so they deserve to be on this list.

  • Really helpful Marshall. We have an Escape but have friends who recently bought trailers from the big makers. There are lots of issues with truly crummy quality that has shocked the buyers. We always advocate going to the owners forums or Facebook sites before buying, but continue to see folks with stars in their eyes go nuts over some pretty thing at an RV show. The big sellers often do not stand behind their units, which is really poor when someone spends big bucks for cheap work.
    This list is really a service! It must have taken a huge amount of digging.

    • Thank you for the kind comment, Catherine! Yes, this list took a while to put together.

      Yeah, that’s the problem that is rampant in the RV industry. Buyers don’t have a clue what they are buying (quality wise) and fall in love with a floor plan. Then when things go sideways, they have a heck of a time getting their RV fixed (which they shouldn’t have to in the first place).

      There are tools out there to help one make an informed decision. Problem is not many people know about it.

      As long as there are naive buyers, the big manufacturers will take advantage of the situation by producing sub-par products. I’m not foolish enough to think I’m going to make a difference. I just hope to help a few people make an informed decision.

      I’ll start working on a post about which manufacturers I feel make a quality unit (and why), as well as a great resource out there to help educate people. Stay tuned!

      Thanks for the comment!

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