Quality · Value · Innovation | Family owned since 1983
History of Gulf Stream Coach
Gulf Stream has its roots go all the way back to 1971 in the small community of Nappanee, IN, where the company began its operation producing manufactured homes. Founder Jim Shea, Sr. branched out in 1983 and established Gulf Stream Coach, producer of a premiere line of quality motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth wheels. Their first RV, the Foxfire travel trailer, showcased some of the techniques borrowed from their experience in manufactured housing, offering new and innovative ideas previously not seen in travel trailers.
Today, still family owned and operated, they offer more than 20 brands and 140 models and has manufactured nearly 300,000 recreational vehicles. Family is paramount at Gulf Stream Coach and “In today’s world where huge corporations work to satisfy stockholders and financiers, the people at Gulf Stream Coach are dedicated to make families – ours, dealers, and owners – happy and proud.”
The RV Man is honored to be part of the Gulf Stream family of dealers, offering their Track & Trail toy hauler product line, their Conquest class C motorhome, and several of their light weight travel trailers, including the Ameri-lite, Geo and Vista Cruiser. The RV Man is also proud to present their extremely popular Vintage Cruiser travel trailer, which combines the look and feel of the 1950’s with the technology of today.
Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Gulf Stream travel trailer, toy hauler, or class C motorhome, or are in need of service, parts or accessories, The RV Man is your destination for all things Gulf Stream Coach!
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Why Gulf Stream Coach?
Committed to surpassing the expectations of its dealers and the families that own its products, Gulf Stream has been honored over the years with numerous awards and acknowledgments:
Vincennes University Quality and Productivity Award
Given to those based on audit quality, customer feedback and overall manufacturing systems, Gulf Stream Coach is the first RV manufacturer to be honored by Vincennes and has earned both the Gold and Platinum level awards multiple times.
RVDA Quality Circle Award
Considered the industry’s most exclusive honor and voted on by members of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association, the Quality Circle Award is given to those manufacturers providing the highest level of performance in reliability/quality, parts, warranty, and sales.
Ford QVM Award
Presented by Ford Motor Company for maintaining strict guidelines during the manufacturing process of motorhomes utilizing the Ford chassis.
Since the company was founded in 1983, Gulf Stream RV has been a member of the RV industry’s governing body, the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association. For many years, Gulf Stream has been an influential member of the group’s board of directors and to this day, continues to support the work of the association.
15 Years Green!
Gulf Stream RV is proud to say they have been “Green” for 15 years and counting!
- The only RV manufacturer to receive Governor’s award for recycling
- Multiple-year recognition by TRA Associates as a Certified GREEN Manufacturer
- Lean manufacturing process
- Developed reusable packaging with vendors
- 50% reduction of trash in first year of initiative
- 70% reduction by third year of initiative
- Established recycling and sorting department to reduce waste and maximize the amount of material that gets recycled
- New product research and development considers green/environmental avenues: composite woods, and recyclable/renewable materials.
- Products receive third party CARB certification
- Phase 2 compliant with CARB requirements for three years, and first in the industry to comply with CARB standards.