Auto-Mate Recreational Products

November 1, 2001 by · 10 Comments 

Bill Wyrick, president of Auto-Mate Recreational Products Inc., made a decision in 1991 to try to avoid the pitfalls of the RV industry’s ups and downs by selling AutoMate fifth-wheel and travel trailers factory-direct. “I wanted to avoid the roller coaster of this industry,” said Wyrick, who founded the Los Banos, Calif., company in 1970. With the move, production decreased from more than 50 units a month to fewer than a dozen. That was OK. “As a low-volume, factory-direct... Read more