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Coleman Campers Forced to Shut Down

Originally Published in Trailer Life Magazine

In spite of an overall resurgent RV market, FTCA (formerly Fleetwood Folding Trailers) was recently forced to cease operations. FTCA has been building Coleman folding camping trailers since 2008, and the trailers themselves have been around for more than 40 years. As many relate the Winnebago brand to motorhomes, so, too do many see the Coleman brand as the prototypical folding camping trailer.

It’s difficult whenever any manufacturer is forced to shut down, let alone one with such history and seemingly such clout as Coleman trailers (via bell source). However, there are a number of reasons companies fold, and any amount of speculation would only work to dampen the spirits of the thousands of Coleman owners nationwide.

So, to those of you who have a Coleman trailer, have camped in one in the past, or to anybody who is passionate about pop-up campers in general, I’d love to hear what you think.

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