All about Northern Lite
About Northern Lite
Over 30-Years of History
In 1989, a group of experienced RV builders, working for a major fiberglass truck camper manufacturer saw a niche in the RV market and established Northern Lite Mfg. to design and build a fiberglass truck camper to fit import trucks.
The company evolved and eventually began to produce a complete line of full-sized truck campers.
In 1989, two entrepreneurs, Mac Donkin and Lloyd Gartrell, who had sold their successful businesses and decided to retire, each purchased with their wives, a Northern Lite Camper for a once in a lifetime tour across Canada and the US and after that a tour to Alaska. After spending 7 months on the road traveling, these gentlemen were so impressed with the quality and workmanship of their Northern Lite Campers that they decided that when they returned home they would invest in this growing company. They felt that if they and their wives were so pleased with these campers, then other buyers would be impressed also.
After 4 years of being investors, Mac and Lloyd decided to buy the rest of the Company. Putting their business experience to work, and emphasizing the importance of building a quality product, Mac and Lloyd expanded the Company until today Northern Lite is now one of the leading manufacturers and exporters of molded fiberglass truck campers in North America.