You probably have a lot of questions about the RV industry and how RVs are made. By touring an RV manufacturing facility you will find answers to many of your questions. RV factory tours take you behind the scenes in the RV industry. There’s no better way to see firsthand how an RV is built — from start to finish. You get to watch as an RV is transformed from a bare frame to a finished product.
Originally based in Riverside California, the Fleetwood RV company was founded by John Crean. It began in 1950 as Coach Specialties Company -- which made motorhomes sold under various brands (American Eagle, American Heritage, American Tradition, Bounder, Discovery, Excursion, Expedition, Fiesta, Flair, Jamboree, Pace Arrow, Providence, Revolution, Southwind, Storm, Terra, Tioga) and travel trailers (Pioneer, Mallard, Wilderness, Prowler, Terry, Gearbox, Pegasus, Orbit, Pride, Triumph). The company's name was changed to Fleetwood Enterprises in 1957. In 2010 Fleetwood Enterprises was sold to Allied Specialty Vehicles (now REV Group) -- the manufacturer of American Coach, Fleetwood, Holiday Rambler, Lance, Monaco, Midwest Automotive Designs (Sprinter Van conversions), and Renegade RVs. Today, Fleetwood RVs are made in Decatur, Indiana. See photos and little-known facts about Fleetwood RVs from people who've owned one or driven one.
The whole RV industry is rapidly changing to meet the needs of customers looking for more economical ways to travel. Along the way, many old familiar companies are falling by the wayside like Fleeetwood and Beaudry.
Fleetwood travel trailers have officially become a classic RV vehicle. On March 9, 2009 Fleetwood stopped producing new travel trailers. Fleetwood motorhomes are still going strong, however. Here’s the scoop…
Fleetwood is one RV manufacturer that knows the business inside and out, and side to side. Fleetwood is indeed the be all, do all of the RV manufacturing industry. Here’s why.
My top 2 choices for our next RV would be a 25-foot fifth wheel trailer and a teardrop trailer. Here’s why these RVs are tops on my list…
Deciding which RV is right for you may be easier if you think of it as buying a HOME instead of thinking of it as buying an RV. After all, if you’re going to be a fulltime RVer, your RV will BE a home. Here’s what you need to know about the types and sizes of RVs, travel trailers, and motorhomes; towable trailers and tow vehicles, RV floorplans, and more!
A growing list of all of the RVs and motorhomes that we have driven… during our search for ‘the perfect RV’.
Fleetwood RV first made an appearance on the TV game show, The Price is Right, in 1987. The 2007 season of The Price is Right marks the 20th anniversary of Fleetwood’s participation on the popular CBS daytime game show! Plus, Bob Barker retires from The Price is Right on June 15, 2007.