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Born Free RV shuts down


(May 20, 2017) — Callers to Born Free Motorhomes this week are hearing a message that the company is shutdown through Friday. However, based on other correspondence with Born Free owners, the situation appears permanent, RV Daily Report has learned.

Two Born Free owners from New York were scheduled to have factory work done June 12 in Humboldt. However, they received a voicemail and email Tuesday that the entire staff had been laid off. The June appointment was cancelled and the owners were told if the company reopens they will be called to reschedule.

A Wisconsin customer inquiring about ordering parts for his Born Free motorhome received an automatic reply noting “due to circumstances beyond our control, as of May 15, 2017 the Born Free factory in Humboldt, Iowa, will be closed until further notice.”

A dealer from Virginia arranging service for a customer was told the factory had been closed.

UPDATE: On Monday, May 22, telephone lines to Born Free’s Iowa headquarters office were disconnected.

Read the full story at RV Daily Report.

Chuck Woodbury
Chuck Woodbury
I'm the founder and publisher of I've been a writer and publisher for most of my adult life, and spent a total of at least a half-dozen years of that time traveling the USA and Canada in a motorhome.


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5 years ago

we new bought a born free 8/1/16;needed service work on warrenty were told the factory closed. should we sue the dealer ship that sold us the unit and now will not fix the build problems?

William Lancaster
5 years ago

Just found out the Company has closed. Awaiting more information.


Merna Lullmann
5 years ago

need RV parts for a Born Free , class C motorhome, where can I get service ? now that Born Free, at Humbolt, Iowa plant has shut down?
need parts &I service for a Born Free, class C Motorhome, where can I get this service?

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