The new ownership at Born Free Motorcoach continues to uphold the company’s long-held ideals while pushing forward with innovative products.
By Lazelle Jones
For more than 45 years, Born Free Motorcoach, of Humboldt, Iowa, carved a niche in the recreation vehicle industry with its high-quality Type C Born Free motorhomes. The late John N. Dodgen and two of his brothers founded parent company Dodgen Industries in 1947 to manufacture agricultural equipment. When they identified a need to expand to another market in 1969, the company began producing Born Free motorhomes on Dodge chassis. Dodgen Industries remained a family-operated enterprise for decades.