On September 5, Truck Camper Adventure reported that Travel Lite RV had closed its doors permanently. This information was obtained from several sources including dealers and suppliers. Word of layoffs, and numerous calls to the company switchboard in the hopes of confirming this information went unanswered and were disconnected, furthering speculation of the worst.
Hours after publishing our story, Truck Camper Adventure was contacted by Ryan Rebar, Travel Lite RV Vice President of Sales, who explained that the company is actually in the midst of a “restructuring,” not a closure.
Travel Lite RV President, Dustin Johns, in an RVBusiness.com story published on September 9, confirmed that the company is undergoing a four-week long restructuring with a temporary cease in production. Johns also stated that the company is tentatively planning to resume production on October 21, albeit with a substantial “shift downward” in industry volume and dealer inventories. What this shift means for the company’s niche truck camper product lines remains to be seen.
Additional information, Johns promised, will be issued by the company in the coming weeks.
Based out of New Paris, Indiana, Travel Lite RV specializes in building light-weight travel trailers and truck campers primarily for the half-ton and 3/4-ton truck markets.
Travel Lite Truck Camper models include Super Lite models 590, 610R, 610SL, 625SL, 690FD, 700SL, 770R, and 770SL; Extended Stay models 800, 800BX, 840SBRX, 890RX, 890SBRX, and 960RX; and Rayzr cabless models SS, FK, FB, FB-M.
Travel Lite has a vast dealer network spanning the United States, Canada, and Internationally.
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