Travel Lite RV pauses production for restructuring

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Travel Lite RV pauses production for restructuringRestructuring is taking place at Travel Lite RV, industry websites are reporting. Calls to the company ring without a live person answering at extensions, and The Goshen News has not been able to speak to anyone with the company.

RV PRO confirmed on Tuesday that, according to one supplier, production had shut down. It also confirmed that Travel Lite President Dustin Johns has taken a leave of absence.

“Johns and the board of investors (made up of a half-dozen industry veterans) decided this last weekend as the company undergoes some restructuring,” RV Pro reported.

Dustin Johns told RVbusiness.com that Travel Lite’s doors will remain open for the long haul.

“All we’ve done is we’ve laid off production until we have the game plan set in place, he told RVbusiness. The tentative plan at this point is to resume production on Oct. 21 to keep an eye, moving forward, on how much money we’re spending because I spent a lot – and hired a lot of people – in the anticipation that growth would continue at the impressive pace that we’ve had as an industry.

“So, the reality of it now is that that’s not going to be able to continue to happen every single year for us,” he concluded. “I mean, at some point it becomes almost impossible to grow that quickly and we’re just trying to remain the most profitable and sustainable as we can.”

Travel Lite was founded in 1968 by Larry Johns and specializes in the manufacturing of truck campers and lightweight travel trailers. The owners, Dustin and Lindsey Johns, took the company over from Dustin’s father in January 2015.

SOURCES: RV Pro, RV Business, Goshen News 

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Bob Robinson

My 2010 Travel Lite 960 RX bought new had shoddy workmanship and cost me well over $1,000 to repair and it was then repaired more permanently than the factory and they refused to repair and I guess what goes around comes around..Not backing your product in the RV industry will eat your lunch in long term..My rear factory bumper fell completely off due to no water protection on the 18″ wood overhang in the rear.. fortunately while parked in a campground 250 miles from home..I can tell you refusing to assist in making your shoddy workmanship right has likely costs… Read more »

Captn John

There is going to be a lot of cutting back coming. Hopefully by 50% or more to keep builders viable.