What Are the Top 10 RV Manufacturers?

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RVers have an overwhelming number of choices when choosing between the top 10 RV manufacturers, let alone an individual RV. Plus, they face similar models and floorplans across different manufacturers, further muddying the waters. 

While some top-ranked RV manufacturers have built a reputation on luxury features and amenities, others are known for affordability or their ability to appeal to a wider demographic.

For our purposes, we think there’s truth in numbers. So, we’ve compiled this list of the top 10 RV manufacturers in North America based on our highest-selling brands over the last several years.

Who Are The Top 10 RV Manufacturers?

Based on top-selling models and floorplans over the last few years, here are the top RV manufacturers you’ll find on Camping World lots nationwide:

1. Dutchmen

Coleman travel trailer with camping gear outside
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Holdings Company: Thor Industries

Founding Year: 1988

The Dutchmen RV Manufacturing company is based in Goshen, Indiana. Owned by Thor Industries, their RV lineup features travel trailers and fifth wheels backed by an industry-recognized structural warranty. Their recreational vehicles are ideal for first-time owners or young buyers looking for a turnkey-ready RV experience. 

Here are some of the top-selling brands manufactured by Dutchmen:  

Top Selling Brands: 

2. Forest River

Forest River RV show display as one of the top 10 rv manufacturers
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Holdings Company: Forest River Inc.

Founding Year: 1996

With a massive selection of towable and motorized RVs, Forest River manufactures Forest River its specific brands out of facilities based in Elkhart, Indiana. The company, founded by Peter Liegl in 1996,  offers travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers, destination trailers, and class A and C motorhomes. Berkshire Hathaway acquired Forest River Inc. in 2005.

Top Selling Brands: 

Find out more about Forest River RVs.

3. Keystone

Keystone model display at RV show as one of the top 10 RV manufacturers
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Holdings Company: Thor Industries

Founding Year: 1996

Cole Davis founded the Keystone RV company in 1996, and the company has grown to become North America’s #1 towable RV manufacturer. Prioritizing quality and value, they manufacture fifth wheels, travel trailers, and toy haulers with tons of features and customizable upgrades. They now boast manufacturing facilities in Goshen, Indiana and Pendleton, Oregon. Thor Industries purchased Keystone in 2001.

Top Selling Brands: 

Discover the entire Keystone RV collection.

4. Heartland

Family playing camp games outside Heartland Mallard travel trailer
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Holdings Company: Thor Industries

Founding Year: 2003

Founded by Brian Brady, the former CEO of Damon Corp., Heartland manufactures travel trailers, fifth wheels, and toy haulers and is based out of facilities in Elkhart, Indiana. Their towables are known for being built with quality materials and incorporating innovative features like solar packages, oversized pass-through storage, and a Universal Docking Center. Their RVs are also known for having some of the industry’s best resale values when you’re ready to trade in or upgrade. 

Top Selling Brands: 

5. Jayco

Jayco display as one of the top 10 RV manufacturers at an RV show
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Holdings Company: Thor Industries

Founding Year: 1968

Jayco’s history of innovation and design quality dates back to the development of the industry’s first lift system for pop up campers. Founded by Lloyd Bontrager, Jayco has been manufacturing innovative towable and motorized RVs for more than 55 years. Based in Middlebury, Indiana, Jayco creates recreational vehicles backed by one of the industry’s best warranties. Their reach is widespread, and you’ll hardly visit a campground anywhere in the US without seeing the Jayco name on the side of at least one camper. 

Top Selling Brands: 

Explore the complete lineup of Jayco recreational vehicles.

6. Thor Motor Coach

Thor Freedom Elite motorhome on the road with mountains in the background
Photo by Camping World

Holdings Company: Thor Industries

Founding Year: 2010

Though technically founded in 2010 through the merging of Damon Motorcoach and Four Winds RV, the industry experience behind Thor Motor Coach dates back to the 1980s. Today, Thor makes the list of top 10 RV manufacturers because they make 1 out of every 4 motorhomes sold annually in North America. Their selection includes Class A, B, and C motorhomes with a massive range of floorplans and feature selections to fit every customer’s budget. 

Top Selling Brands:

Discover Thor Motor Coach’s complete RV lineup.

7. East to West

East to West Tandara fifth wheel driving down the road
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Holdings Company: Forest River Inc.

Founding Year: 2017

One of the newcomers to the industry that has recently cracked our list of the top 10 RV manufacturers, East to West RV has built its reputation by focusing production efforts on a limited number of floorplans to drive quality over quantity. Their goal is to create RVs with long-term value at an affordable price. The company, a division of Forest River, was co-founded by Eric Sharp, a 40-year veteran of the RV industry, and Lisa Rees, who grew up in the RV industry watching her father operate Forest River Inc. 

Top Selling Brands:

8. Prime Time Manufacturing

Prime Time Avenger travel trailers are new to the list of the top 10 RV manufacturers
Photo by Prime Time RV Manufacturing

Holdings Company: Forest River Inc.

Founding Year: 2009

Prime Time Manufacturing, a division of Forest River, was founded more than a decade ago by a group of RV veterans with more than a century of combined industry experience. Their goal was simple: build better RVs that allow them to exceed customer expectations. Today, they manufacture a full line of towable RVs based out of Northern Indiana facilities. Their varied product line truly offers something for experienced, casual, and first-time RVers.

Top Selling Brands:

9. Crossroads

Crossroads Zinger travel trailer outside of manufacturing facility
Photo by Crossroads RV

Holdings Company: Thor Industries

Founding Year: 1996

Located in Topeka, Indiana, Crossroads RV produces travel trailers, destination trailers, and entry-level and luxury fifth wheels out of five manufacturing facilities. They boast quality build elements like all-aluminum construction, fully laminated walls, one-piece roof construction, and a Filon fiberglass exterior. When some of the other top 10 RV manufacturers offer certain features as “extras,” you’ll find them as “standards” with Crossroads RV. 

Top Selling Brands: 

10. Winnebago

Winnebago Travato Class B with couple in the woods
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Holdings Company: Winnebago Industries

Founding Year: 1958

For many people, the words ‘RV’ and ‘Winnebago’ are synonyms, and oft-used interchangeably. With roots dating back more than six decades, it’s not surprising that they’ve earned a reputation for producing respected RV brands that meet customer’s adapting needs. They offer a wide selection of towable and motorized RVs manufactured in facilities based in Forest City and Lake Mills, Iowa.

Top Selling Brands:

Learn more about the full Winnebago RV lineup.

FAQs About the Top 10 RV Manufacturers

Let’s answer common questions about the top-rated RV manufacturers to help you continue your search to find the perfect camper.

What is the most sold RV?

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Here’s a list of our top-selling makes and models:

  1. Coleman Lantern LT 17B
  2. Coleman Lantern LT 17R
  3. Heartland Pioneer BH270
  4. Coleman Rubicon 1200RK
  5. Heartland Pioneer BH250
  6. Keystone Cougar Sport 2700BH
  7. Coleman Rubicon 1400BH
  8. Keystone Cougar Sport 2100RK
  9. Heartland Mallard 210RB
  10. Heartland Mallard M26

How many RV manufacturers are there?

In 2023, more than 280 manufacturers in North America built RVs. These manufacturers often build multiple “brand lines” in the production facilities. As a result, you’ll find upwards of 800 unique brands in the current RV marketplace.

Buyers should understand that a similar relationship exists between a manufacturer and a holdings company. Many of the top recreational vehicle manufacturers are owned by a small number of holding companies. The “Big 3” are Thor Industries, Forest River Inc., and Winnebago Industries. 

Despite the “ownership” of these manufacturers falling under one of those three umbrellas, many of the specific manufacturers operate and maintain their own production facilities with their own construction and quality control standards. 

What does that mean for you as a buyer?

If the same company owns multiple manufacturers, that doesn’t necessarily mean the RVs produced by each manufacturer adhere to the same standards. Each manufacturer should be evaluated individually, which is why some brands have earned more credible reputations than others. 

The RV manufacturing landscape also includes direct-to-consumer manufacturers. You won’t find many of their RVs at Camping World dealerships unless they’ve been acquired through a sale or trade-in, which is why you won’t find them on this list. If you’re curious about those manufacturers, explore our selection of used RVs.

Which RV manufacturer has the best quality?

According to user reviews and forum responses, some of the current manufacturers credited with building the highest quality RVs include Airstream, Tiffin Motorhomes, Entegra Coach, Winnebago, and New Horizons RV. Others that received notable mention include DRV Luxury Suites, Northwoods Manufacturing, and Outdoors RV. (Although a relative newcomer to the space, keep an eye on the emergence of Brinkley RV as well).

What RV manufacturer has the most complaints?

Perhaps surprisingly, our research on Reddit, the Good Sam RV community, and other forums revealed that some of the most widely sold manufacturers were also mentioned as manufacturers with the most complaints. 

Could this be related to the fact that most of the top 10 RV manufacturers sell more RVs than all the others? It must be considered as a contributing factor. But we believe that feedback is essential to improving production quality to bring you, the end user, better RVs at more affordable prices. 

There are many platforms where you can join the RV community and share your experiences. Consider some of Camping World’s platforms below: 


Choosing the right RV for your camping style requires more than honing in on a top-rated RV manufacturer. Here are a few more resources to guide your buying journey: 

What are your thoughts on these RV manufacturers? We’d love to know your questions, comments, and concerns. 

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