Sunday, February 12, 2012

Glendale RV - Some History



Glendale RV was a Canadian manufacturer of recreational vehicles from 1950 until they filed for bankruptcy in January 2010.  At one time they sold more RVs in Canada than any other manufacturer.
Glendale was based out of Strathroy Ontario (100 workers), and owned a plant in Red Deer Alberta (60 workers) manufacturing Travelaire brand RVs and oilfield equipment.
RV maker Glendale falls prey to high gasoline prices, loonie (Globe and Mail, Jan. 20, 2010)
The Glendale RV website is now defunct, but was located at www.glendalerv.com .  The following quote was obtained from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, December 16th, 2009.
"Glendale RV began producing Recreational Vehicles in 1950 which quickly became known as some of the finest RV’s built in North America. Our innovation and attention to detail has made Glendale Recreational Vehicles into what we are today, the largest Canadian RV manufacturer in the business. Glendale sells more RV's in Canada than any other RV manufacturer.
Glendale manufactures a full line of Fifth Wheels, class “C” Motorhomes and Park Trailers. Brand names such as Titanium, Golden Falcon, Travelaire and Royal Classic are identified throughout Parks and highways across North America, and represents a great reputation in Craftmanship, and Quality built Recreational Vehicles. It is estimated that over 120,000 Glendale RV's are registered and in use today. Our RV’s are sold and serviced throughout North America.
The Glendale Plant is very unique as compared to many other RV production facilities. What sets Glendale apart from many other RV manufacturers is our complete production facility. We don't just assemble RV's, we manufacture a great many of the items you will find in every new Glendale unit. The manufacturing facility encompasses over 200,000 square feet with dedicated skilled craftsmen heading up each unit. The combined skills of our engineers, and innovative management team at Glendale are easily reflected in the finished products. Glendale RV has always been an industry leader in the recreational vehicle market and our dedication and commitment to quality shows in every RV unit we build."

5 comments:

Marty12345 said...

I recently purchased a 1995 Glendale (Golden Falcon) 40'x12'
Cottager style park model home and wondering if anyone out there knows the wiring diagram for the antenna cable system in my unit. I was in the electonics business for many years and understand the lingo. Thanks,Marty12345

Bob said...

We recently purchased "Betsy" - a 1993 Glendale Royal Classic. Everything runs quite well considering her age but the battery layout seems odd. The spot large enough for a deep cycle battery (the driver's side) is where the truck battery is located and the coach battery is located on the passenger's side. The coach battery spot is only large enough for a normal Ford battery. Is this normal for Glendale RVs??

Dean J said...

Hi Bob. My Layout is not the same as yours. The deep cycle house battery is on the left and the truck battery is on the right. So I have no idea why that would have been reversed on your model.

steve cyrenne said...

Anyone have a glendale royal classic 88
Electrical plans?

Anonymous said...

We have a 68 Glenelle and for some reason are having a hard time getting trailer tires. What size do we need? Its a 14 foot. Any help would be appreciated.