Industry Vets Announce New RV Manufacturer Focused on Towables
Brinkley RV Breaks Ground on 252-Acre Campus in Elkhart County, Indiana
Four veterans of the RV industry have announced the launch of a new company that will design and build small towables. Dubbed Brinkley RV, and based in Goshen, IN, the fledgling manufacturer has already begun construction on a new campus. The 252-acre site will open in the 4th quarter of 2022 and will be home to three production facilities.
The founders and co-owners of Brinkley RV include Ron French, who is a former exec at THOR and co-founder of Grand Design RV. He will serve in an advisory role for the new company, which will be run on a day-to-day basis by the other co-founders. That trio consists of Ryan Thwaits—formerly of Red Rock Supply and Indiana Transport—and Nate Goldenberg and Micah Staley, both previously of Grand Design.
“What drew me most to this opportunity with Brinkley was the chance to work with Micah, Nate, and Ryan,” said Fenech in a press release. “I’ve worked with all of them and know how talented they are. Micah and Nate are two of the best product guys in our industry. And Ryan is a very successful businessman who knows how to get things done. I trust each of them, and I know our dealers do as well. Our goal is simple: to be the best. This is going to be fun.”
Brinkley looks to capitalize on the growth in demand for small travel trailers over the past few years. These lightweight campers have struck a chord with buyers looking for affordable alternatives to larger, more expensive models. The company has not revealed any designs yet but indicates that it expects production to begin in early 2023. It will have more than 350 employees by the end of 2022.