Red Dale

Red Dale Manufacturer Information Red Guthrie and Dale Martfeld began RV manufacturing in a building previously used as a chicken house. The first Recreational Vehicle they built was a fold-down camping trailer. Later they added camper tops for pick ups followed by slide-in pickup campers. As camping in RV’s increased in popularity they expanded and… Continue reading Red Dale

Rancho El Rae

Rancho Established in Salt Lake City in 1958 by LeVern G. Miner Moved factory to Nephi, Utah in 1962 OBITUARY LeVern G. Miner of Shelley, Idaho, died June 26, 1996 at the age of 76, at Idaho Regional Med center, Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was born March 9, 1920 in Rupert, Idaho to Albert Leon… Continue reading Rancho El Rae

Ioni-a-home

Ioni-a-home 1959-1979 Ionia, Michigan Manufacturer Information Ioni-a-home travel trailers and campers were built in Ionia, Michigan from 1959 and 1979. The small manufacturer, located on 1200 S State Road, employed 7 people, including owners C. Wayne Van Houten and wife Ruth, his son Dave and wife Pat, the Johnson brothers and correction officers from the… Continue reading Ioni-a-home

International Harvester

Manufacturer Information International Harvester offered a camper for their Scout 80/800 models Years built 1963 Models The patent Pictures An advertising photo Advertising photograph of a Scout Camper with “bed ‘wings’ extended”. A woman pours coffee at the back door and outside a man by a canoe readies his fishing gear. Accompanying press release states:… Continue reading International Harvester

Del Rey

Del Rey Manufacturer Information Del Rey (Not Del Ray) started in Bill Overhulser’s garage in the late 50’s as “Lil’ Camper” and then later changed to “Le Safari”. Airstream already had the name registered (Le Safari) so dad chose the name Del Rey, Spanish for “Of the King”. Nicknamed the “King of Campers” and with… Continue reading Del Rey

Chinook

Chinook/Trail Wagons, Inc. Chinook RV, a division of Trail Wagons, Inc. was a family-owned and operated manufacturer of relatively short-length, high-quality Class C (Class B+) recreational vehicles, once considered “The Sports Car of Motorhomes” until the company’s demise in 2005. In January 2013, the intellectual property rights of the Chinook brand, including the nameplate, designs,… Continue reading Chinook