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Enclosed Cargo Trailer Manufacturing in North America
SpecialtyTransportation.net, January 2009, Pages: 160
Lightweight cargo trailers are a common method for consumer and light commercial transportation of tools, equipment, automobiles and power sport “toys” such as snowmobiles, motorcycles, and ATVs. The units can be simple in nature, ranging from small 4 ft. by 6 ft. bumper-pull trailers, to complex, such as toy-haulers with customized living quarters and slide-outs.
This is a fragmented and regional business in North America, with 126 identifiable players spread across the U.S. and Canada. The majority of manufacturers in this industry have only one manufacturing facility. However the top players have multiple facilities, enabling them to supply their dealers with units from the facility nearest to them. Some RV manufacturers participate in the toy hauler segment because of their experience with customization from their RV work.
The products in this industry fall into three primary categories—bumper-pulls, goosenecks and toy haulers. Based on the approximate number of final units, this activity represents a business of around $1.14 billion in North America.
Going forward, key factors for success will increasingly be differentiation and more user-friendly specification processes for the final units. Toy hauler trailers had been a growth product, but with the sudden onset of the 2008 recession impacting high-end consumer expenditures, the whole industry will remain highly challenged. Bumper-pull units are simple to produce, but have the lowest sales price and therefore are less profitable for manufacturers and dealers. Additionally, gas prices directly affect the type of frame construction preferred and purchased by customers.
This report displays the estimated unit production and sales for each manufacturer within each of the product segments. Market shares are broken out by region to reflect the local/regional geographic nature of the business. These and other aspects of the business are analyzed in this report, providing a perspective on the industry structure and dynamics of this specialized trailer segment.
- 4-Star Trailers Inc.
- Adventure Mfg.
- Alfa Leisure
- Alum-Line Inc.
- Aluminum Trailer Co., The (ATC)
- American Hauler Industries LLC
- Az-Tex Trailers/Trailer Nation USA
- C & C Trailers
- Car Mate Trailers Inc.
- Cargo Craft Inc.
- Cargo South Inc.
- Carriage Inc.
- Carry-On Trailer Inc.
- Carson Trailers
- Chariot Inc./Covenant Cargo Inc.
- Charmac Trailers
- Cherokee Trailers/Welchel Enterprises, LLC
- Cimarron Trailers
- Classic Mfg. Inc.
- CM Trailers Inc.
- Coachmen Industries/Coachmen RV Inc.
- CrossRoads RV, Inc.
- Delta Mfg. Inc.
- Doolittle Trailer Mfg.
- Dutchmen Mfg. Inc.
- Elite Trailer Mfg.
- Exiss Aluminum Trailers Inc.
- Featherlite Inc.
- Fleetwood RV
- Forest River, Inc.
- Gulf Stream Coach Inc.
- H & H Trailer Co.
- Hart Mfg. Inc.
- Haulmark Industries, Inc.
- Heartland Recreational Vehicles, LLC)
- Hillsboro Industries Inc.
- Homesteader, Inc.
- Horton Vans, Inc.
- Interstate Group LLC
- J & L's Cargo Express, Inc.
- Jayco, Inc.
- Keifer Built
- Keystone RV, Inc.
- K-Z RV LP
- LA Cargo Trailers
- Loadmaster Trailer Mfg./H & S Mfg.
- Logan Coach Inc./Carriage Industries LLC.
- Magnum Trailers
- Monaco Coach Corp.
- MVP RV Inc./Thor California
- Newmar Corp.
- North American Cargo/Load Trail Inc.
- Northwood Mfg.
- Pace American Inc.
- Ponderosa Trailers
- Rage'n Inc.
- Roadmaster LLC
- Roseburg Trailer Works/Thuro-Bilt Trailers
- S & H Trailer Mfg. Co./Jbw Ventures LLC
- Skyline Corp.
- SnoPro Inc.
- Southland Trailer Corp.
- Triton Corp.
- United Trailers
- Vintage Trailers Ltd.
- Weekend Warrior Trailers Inc.
- Wells Cargo
- Western World, Inc./Circle J Trailers
- W-W Trailer Mfg. Inc.
A. SCOPE & METHODOLOGY
B. PRODUCT OVERVIEW
C. MARKET OVERVIEW
C.1 Estimated Unit Production & Dollar Sales for All Products
C.2 Unit Production by Trailer Weight
C.3 Unit Production by Frame Type
C.4 By Geographic Region(s) for All Products
D. ESTIMATED PRODUCTION & COMPETITIVE SHARES
BY PRODUCT TYPE
D.1 Bumper-pull Enclosed Cargo Trailers
D.2 Gooseneck/Fifth-wheel Enclosed Cargo Trailers
D.3 Toy Hauler Enclosed Cargo Trailers
E. COMPETITIVE REVIEW
F. MARKET SCENARIO
G. OUTLOOK & FORCAST
H. MANUFACTURER DATA/INDUSTRY STRUCTURE MATRIX
H.1 Employment, Plant Size & Sales Correlations
H.2 Web/URL Addresses of Manufacturers