168 169 THE DYNAMAX CORPORATION DIFFERENT BY DESIGN T he Dynamax Corporation, which operates out of a 200,000-square-foot plant on 27 acres on the north side of Elkhart, Indiana, is a manu- facturer of luxury RVs and Super Class C mo- torhomes.The company was originally founded in 1997 by Dewayne Creighton, and was subsequently acquired by Forest River, Inc., a division of Berkshire Hathaway, in 2011. In the competitive RV sector, Dynamax differentiates itself in several ways. “We’re different by design,” says General Manager, Brian Clemens. “We specialize in what people call a Super C. If you look at traditional Class Cs on the road, it’s going to be a van with a cab-over bed. We go steps beyond that.While we build on the E450 Ford and Mercedes Sprinter van body, we are most recognized for our models built on the Freightliner M2 commercial truck chassis. The M2 is a vehicle rated for 33,000 pounds with a gross combined weight of 55,000 pounds. It’s not your everyday, run-of-the-mill, mom and dad chassis. And what seems to be getting the most buzz is the Isata 5, which is built on the RAM 5500 truck chassis, which we offer in a 4X2 and a 4X4, with a Cum- mins engine. It’s been a very successful product.” Clemens adds that Dynamax is also one of the few manufacturers that paints its own vehicles, in-house. “Most other manufacturers send them out,” he says. “We’ve got three, 60-foot, downdraft bake booths. And our paint jobs are more contemporary and cutting edge. AT A GLANCE THE DYNAMAX CORPORATION WHAT: A manufacturer of Class C motorhomes WHERE: Elkhart, Indian WEBSITE: www.dynamaxcorp.com