Highline Firm Marathon Coach Goes the Distance

November 23, 2004 by · Leave a Comment 

A story in the Eugene (Ore.) Register Guard noted recently that RV manufacturing is on the verge of becoming the No. 1 employer in Lane County, Ore., where the timber industry once reigned as king. Privately owned Marathon Coach Inc., Coburg, Ore., a converter of luxury Prevost buses that retail for upward of $2 million, is among the RV manufacturers responsible for establishing Oregon as the third largest RV producer behind Indiana and California. Converting Prevost H3-45 and XLII diesel-pusher... Read more

Phoenix USA Focuses on B+ Motorhomes, Carves Solid Market Niche

November 3, 2004 by · Leave a Comment 

Being associated with camper vans for most of his lengthy career in the RV industry, Kermit Fisher, president of Phoenix USA Inc., Bristol, Ind., in the late 1990s recognized the trend toward “B+-style” RVs – rather small and affordable Class C coaches providing the handling and feel of classic van campers but with the living amenities of minimotorhomes. Founded in 1996, Phoenix USA of Bristol, Ind., produced the Phoenix van camper during its first four years. That changed in 2000 when Phoenix... Read more