Friday, June 2, 2023


Which of these manufacturers made your present RV?

Did you know that the following three manufacturers, Thor, Forest River and Winnebago, produce about 80 percent of all American recreation vehicles? Thor alone produces about 25% of all RVs on the market. That’s a lot!

Do you own one of the “Big Three” brand RVs or one made by another company? If you answer “Another company made mine,” please leave a comment after you vote and tell us who manufactured your RV. You can also leave a comment if you feel like sharing the make and model of your RV, and if you’re happy with it or not. You know we’re always curious about that… Thanks!


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15 days ago

Arctic Fox 27-5L by Northwood. Best fiver I’ve owned in 40 years of RVing

Last edited 15 days ago by Diane McGovern
19 days ago

I have a ‘63 Shasta Airflyte still going strong. 60 years and counting…

Mark Weiner
20 days ago

2012 Roadtrek RS Adventurous…. niche company…..yeah, they had some management problems in 2019…. everyone knows this now..

They rose from the ashes and picked up by Rapido in Europe … that company has a good reputation.

There’s no RV without issues….. good luck.

Karl Losely
20 days ago

Prime Time Mfg. now a part of Forest River.

21 days ago

Dutchmen Astoria 5th wheel owned by Thor.

22 days ago

We had two pop ups I believe made by Forest River. Then went Jayco for my first travel trailer sold that for a bigger one. A coachman clipper for a bigger model with bunks. Kept the clipper and bought a bigger one I believe is a Forest River for my seasonal site. The clipper will be kept if I want to do a weekend off season trip somewhere. Otherwise I do not see myself towing in the foreseeable future. I do love the Jayco though. Wish I was able to get that one. But happy with what I have now. I hope.

23 days ago

Oops, forgot to mention that we also own a 1985 13′ Uhaul fiberglass trailer we are renovating. Also not manufactured by the ‘big 3’.

23 days ago

1994 Nuwa Hitchhiker. Bought used in 2018 from original owner, who called it his ‘baby’. Built like a tank & in amazing condition, especially considering it’s age. We are renovating & updating dated interior. Have no regrets about purchase. It’s still a really nice, excellent quality 5th wheel.

Steven N
23 days ago

Keystone Montana Mountaineer. Purchased it from a guy my son worked with so we knew what we were getting into and haven’t regretted it one bit.

Neal Davis
23 days ago

I voted “other company,” even though Winnebago now owns Newmar. Our Newmar New Aire has none of the crappy production aspects routinely featured in AZ Expert’s YouTube videos highlighting still another failed Winnebago roof that he successfully rebuilds well beyond Winnebago’s low standard. Our first/previous RV was made by REV’s American Coach line. I was skeptical of where Winnebago’s ownership might have degraded Newmar’s quality. So far (10 months along), so good.

21 days ago
Reply to  Neal Davis

Ditto, we also purchased ours prior to the Miller’s selling out.

Chuck Smith
24 days ago

2005 Holiday Rambler, made long before the mergers that have created the poorly made RVs nowadays.

Jeff Wicka
24 days ago

2019 Grand Design Toy Hauler has been trouble free, no complaints. Looking at possibly stepping up to a Luxe for the next one.

John Blake
24 days ago

We have a 2004 National Sea Breeze, 36’ on Workhorse chassis with 8.1 liter Chevy and Allison 1000. We have had it for 5 1/2 years and enjoy traveling in it very much. It is old enough now that we expect to have to stop and fix things when traveling. Good maintenance has helped us to not have any major expenses, but things wear out and need to be fixed. If we had to replace “Lucy”, we would be interested in another National, even though it is an orphan and would be older. Reading about people’s experiences with newer RV’s has made me appreciate the build quality of certain older coaches. We are 3 weeks into an 8 week trip (our longest ever) . So far we have had to replace a wheel seal, find a loose connection on the refrigerator 12v wiring, get a front wheel alignment, and wire up a loose muffler that broke a support bolt. I just need to get it welded when we stop at my cousin’s farm next week. We have been delayed a bit, but the expense has been minimal so far, about $300.

Dick Snyder
24 days ago

2014 Jayco 5th wheel — pre-Thor. Very happy with the quality and with Buffalo RV’s prep and warranty service (refrigerator cooling unit).

24 days ago

Fleetwood (although we also have a Jayco trailer)

Mo R
24 days ago

My Coleman is a Dutchman, owned by Thor! Just found that out!

24 days ago

I have a 2017 Forest River since I’ve had it nothing but problems they are built so bad these days 😔

Fernweh Ric
25 days ago

Liberty Coach

25 days ago

2019 thor challenger 37fh, 5yrs full-time coach has been great especially the floorplan. Only problem schwintek full wall slide 1 repair kit needed each end.

25 days ago

Fortunately, mine is a 2015 Jayco, made before Jayco was sold by the Bontrager family to Thor.

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