Vesely Manufacturing Company
At one time Vesely camping trailers had 40% of the folding trailer market. They had a very strong dealer organization of some 400 dealers, country wide and their own distribution chain of over-the-road hauling trailers and tractors to move the trailers, 9 or 10 at a time, to the dealers. The company had its folding camper division at its original location in in Lapeer, Michigan and three travel trailer plants. They were located in northern Ohio, near Harrisburg, Pa., and western Illinois. The company had invested a quarter of a million dollars in preliminary design and molds for a fiberglass-bodied Class A motor home and a home grown design for an all-terrain amphibious, 6 wheeled, vehicle with a body of molded polyethylene.
1956 to 1986
Buffalo, Camino Royale, Chief, Cimmaron, Cruz, Cub, Domingo, Eagle, Falcon, Hawk, Mesa, Ramada, Ranger, Raven, Roamer, Royal, Ruddy Duck, Scout, Ventura, Yuma
Vesely was one of the earliest pop-up manufacturers. They branched out into a number of other lines, including Travel Trailers, Motor Homes, Campers that converted to a boat, Pick-up Campers and even car-top tent campers. They are best know for their solid sided (solid state) Apache Hard Sided (plastic) pop-up campers.