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Coach House

Motorhome RV manufacturer Coach House Inc., Nokomis, Fla., has undergone a complete transition in the last two years, moving from the Class B to Class C segments of the RV market. While making the change and creating the Platinum Class C minimotorhome, Coach House borrowed from Florida’s boating industry to design a patented one-piece molded fiberglass body using construction methods that are relatively rare in the RV industry. “It’s a difficult process,” said Coach House Vice President Steve... Read more

Timberland

When former Fleetwood executives Mark Gerber and Kean MacOwan founded Timberland RV Co. in late 1999, they didn’t follow the book on RV startup ventures. First, they rented a plant in Peru, Ind., 75 miles southeast of Elkhart County, the hub of RV manufacturing in the United States. Second, they decided to build travel trailers and fifth-wheels without options. Third, they figured that to be a top seller at the high end of the entry-level sector they needed to offer as standard many features that... Read more

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