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This Huge RV Manufacturer Owns Over 20 Different Brands

This Huge RV Manufacturer Owns Over 20 Different Brands

When you start shopping for campers, you see a lot of brand names. What you may not realize is that many of these brands are made by one parent company, Forest River.

Forest River is one of the biggest RV manufacturers in the world.

Since 1996, the company produces Class A and C motorhomes, travel trailers, 5th wheels, toy haulers, campers, and other trailers. They have facilities in the midwest and on the west coast.

A division of Berkshire Hathoway, the company strives to make quality “homes away from home” no matter what your camping vision or family situation desires.

RV Brands Owned By Forest River


This is a travel trailer line that has a family-friendly feel and great features at a mid-range price point. There are 18-foot models to 34-foot sizes, from no slide out to multiple. The 18BH has bunks, while the 18RB has a spacious walk-around bed and rear bath for a couple and a booth that can make into a bed. In the larger units, multiple floor plans suit from a bunkhouse to a large couple’s trailer. There is even a trailer with two separate queen bedrooms. The smaller trailer weighs only 3350 unloaded pounds!

Berkshire by Forest River

The Berkshire by Forest River is a high-end diesel coach. With three models to chose from, the Berkshire, Berkshire XL, and the XLT levels, the Berkshire is a high-end luxury living experience in a motorized coach with hardwood cabinets, every luxury imaginable in the bathroom and kitchen, and a high-end Cummins engine.


The Cardinal is a 5th wheel line, and one of the longest standing in the country. There are floor plans that sleep from 2-8, and many features from auto-level and auto-slide outs, pass-through storage, and more. 

Cedar Creek

This line of 5th wheels is dedicated to rugged outdoor adventure with heavy-duty builds suited for rough road conditions, and more insulation and extreme temperature features to keep you comfortable in less than ideal climates.


This lineup has travel trailers and 5th wheel models with open floor plans and spacious storage. Floor plans include models with walk-around beds, bunks, island kitchens, rearview windows, and more.


Evo trailers are simple units with sizes from 18 to 32 feet, some with slides. Most floorplans have walk-around queen beds, and there are bunk and dinette options as well.


Class C motorhomes. 14 floor plans, many with slideouts, to choose from, and all Foresters are “Certified Green” by TRA.


This crossover GAS Class A motorhome series is easy to drive and has a ton of space. Ease of driving like a Class C, with Class A styling. 30-34 feet with 4 layouts all with walkaround King beds.


These small pop up and hard-sided campers are made for active lifestyles and smaller towing vehicles. Geo Pro series are set up for solar, and have water miser systems for off-grid use.


Gas Class A Motorhomes that are engineered for the road and designed for the driver. All of the luxuries you would expect in a high-end motorcoach. 31-36 lengths and 9 floorplans to choose from within 3 trim levels.


This line of trailers and 5th wheels has something for almost everyone from the cruise lite entry-level trailers that have features usually only found in higher-end models, to the Salem hemisphere trailers and 5th wheels that have luxury fabrics and rich wood tones, the Salem has a wide variety of floor plans and options with high value for the price.


The Ibex line of trailers has 8 floor plans, four are under 5,000 pounds, and the other four are under 7,000 pounds. This line is lighter weight for SUV and small trucks, but offer a larger fridge, solar system, inverter, cold weather package and more.


These are mid-profile 5th wheel trailers with comfort and quality craftsmanship.  Open floor plans, high end amenities and style.24-32 feet, with a 6 floorplans all with walk around beds and slideouts.

Independence Trail

These light weight trailers don’t compromise on space or features. With bunkhouse and couple floorplans, each model was designed to offer great value at an economical price. From 17-28 feet.

No Boundaries

These extreme light weight trailers are rugged and versatile, towable by 4 and 6 cylinder tow vehicles. Adaptable storage for bikes, kayaks, surfboards, SUPs, skis and fishing equipment.


Travel trailers and toy haulers that are lightweight, easy to tow, and with standard oversized windows, high capacity tanks, and spacious floorplans. 


Luxury 5th wheels from 37-42 feet with numerous floor plans.


Lowest tow weight in it’s class, the R-Pod has a unique shape and is a hard sided tiny camper or a hybrid style with all the necessities in a very lightweight towable trailer. Ultra light floorplan only weighs UVW 2714!


Affordable luxury 5th wheels from a lightweight 27 foot to a 38 foot 2 bedroom 2 bathroom model and everything in between.


5th wheel series with bunkhouses, front living, rear living/entertainment, and outside kitchens, and luxury features like hardwood, stainless steel range, and patented Underbelly Armor. Elegance with quality.


Adventure toy hauler trailers and 5th wheels that are made for a rough lifestyle with features you can afford. From 18 to 34 feet.


Expandable hybrid trailers with a great value. Spacious drop down bunks, heated mattresses, or ability to bring an ATV along, there is a floorplan to suit your needs. 


Travel trailer and 5th wheel toy haulers from 18 feet to 34 feet.


5th wheels that combine luxury and comfort. Creative floorplans with outside kitchen, front living or bunkhouse. Solid countertops, stainless freestanding ranges, and other residential features are standard.


Travel trailers with ease. Power package, flipped axles, and bigger tanks allow for more remote adventures. Enclosed underbelly and solar ready make this camper great for extreme adventures.


Ultimate trailer and 5th wheel luxury toy haulers. Off road chassis for strength but not skimping on luxury in the living quarters. Numerous floor plans from 18-34 feet.


Class C Motorhomes with unique split level design giving you maximum headroom and pass through storage. Certified green by TRA. 24-32 feet.


Touted as the “best constructed” travel trailers, standard with upgraded components and luxury floorplans with spacious washrooms, private masters, upgraded kitchens and more.


Travel trailer and 5th wheel toy haulers with most popular features and a great price tag. 21-32 feet.


Travel trailers with panoramic windows, oversized residential sized fridges, large AC, big tvs and walk in showers. The most standard features of any fiberglass ultra-light trailer. Enclosed underbelly, aluminum framed laminated floors, and vacuum bonded walls makes this a long lived trailer in any camping environment.


Trailers and 5th wheels with customer-centric features like hidden tvs, arched roofs, road armor suspension, extra wide steps, power theater seating, extra insulation and more making this a great option. 26-36 feet length with multiple floor plans.


Extreme luxury travel trailers and 5th wheels with professionally designed fabrics and attention to detail in woodwork, crown molding and more. Nothing has been left out of these luxury models.

Work and Play 

Trailer toy haulers 21-29 feet. Simple, functional floor plans for all your fun adventures.


Made for Action Camping lifestyles, these trailers and 5th wheel toy haulers are great for dog shows, camping, motorcycle rallays, canoe/kayak, tailgating, hunting, and more. Floor plans from 18-37 feet, and an ultra light line. Outside decks, enclosed garages, and more.

That’s a lot of RV Brands

Forest River is one of the biggest RV manufacturers in the world, owning many of the major brands.

Whether you are in search of a pop up or a huge motorized Class A, a toy hauler, a fiberglass light weight, an off-road adventure all weather trailer or more, Forest River probably manufactures a few options.

Check out their brands for your next camping unit!

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  1. Larry says:

    Great article… clears up a lot of confusion. How about a follow up to who are the other major manufacturers & where they fit in the RV industry ?

  2. Robyn Kain says:

    Forest River also makes Coachmen/Apex, several models.

  3. AZGary says:

    Thor is possibly the largest supplier with their own line, Airstream, Jayco, Dutchman, Starrett and others.

  4. J Clark says:

    You left off Dynamax, their best Class C motorhome product.

  5. mrmoose says:

    Also missed Avenger, mid priced travel trailers

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