We are a consumer based company that rates Peterson RV's in North America. Our rating guides feature Peterson 5th wheels.
According to the companys website, Peterson Industries, Inc. is a family-owned business. Peterson Industries, Incorporated was formed in 1966 by Leonard and Blanche Peterson and son, Vaughn, in Smith Center, Kansas.
The original purpose of the corporation was for the construction, sale and distribution of pickup campers manufactured under the Excel brand name. Peterson Industries saw their first major expansion in 1974 with the construction of a 12,000 square foot facility for the purpose of manufacturing travel trailer frames.
This expansion also opened the door for them to begin manufacturing class C motorhomes, which the company continued to market until 1980. Peterson Industries built their first fifth wheel unit in 1980. In 1983, just when things were on the upswing, a fire of unknown origin destroyed the entire main Peterson RV complex including the offices, construction drawings and all records.
Top priority for the company was to build a new, completely modernized manufacturing facility, which was completed in 1984 with the new offices following in 1985. Including the current one, there have been nine plant expansions since 1983. Another new feature we introduced for 1998 was one of the most unique ideas to hit the industry in quite some time. We featured a gas fire place, available
in several models.
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