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Old 08-21-2008, 12:07 PM   #1
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I'm trying to get some history of the Mallard RV company that made my Travel Trailer. I haven't been able to find anything online (mostly come up with duck info!:lol). I'v heard things like the Mallard Company went out of business in 1992, then others say that Fleetwood makes Mallard. Was this a small company? Anyone have any info on older Mallards?
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I'm trying to get some history of the Mallard RV company that made my Travel Trailer. I haven't been able to find anything online (mostly come up with duck info!:lol). I'v heard things like the Mallard Company went out of business in 1992, then others say that Fleetwood makes Mallard. Was this a small company? Anyone have any info on older Mallards?
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Old 08-21-2008, 04:16 PM   #3
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RedGuy, both are correct. The Mallard Company did indeed go out of business in 1992, and several years later Fleetwood purchased the name for a line of their lower end travel trailers.

I almost purchased a new 1992 Mallard Lexington motorhome in the summer of 1992. It had a front engine Cummins diesel engine and a 4 speed Allison transmission. Top speed of about 65 mph. After the deal fell through, I found out that it was one of the last Mallards made. I guess that was lucky for me.
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So basically The old Mallards really have no connection at all with the new Mallards. That's kinda what I though. Do you have any idea where they where built? When they started? Etc. Was this supposed to be a quality RV? I don't see very many old Mallards so I'm assuming it was a small company. Anyone know of any online ifo about the company?

My TT seems to me to be a pretty well built trailer, it has fiberglass insulation all the way around, even the floor. A 1 piece aluminum roof, the cabinets and hardware all seem to be sturdy. It also has nice big tanks, which I like since I pretty much only Boondock. For a 20 year old trailer it's held up very well, so it was either well built, well taken care of, or a combination of both.
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Correct. The old Mallards and new Mallards are produced by two different companies and nothing in common but name.

Back in the 80s you saw a lot of Mallards on the road. They made travel trailers, 5th wheels and motorhomes, both Class C and A. From what I remember, they made a good product back then, and I would not have been scared to purchase one.

I'm not sure, but I believe they were made in the Elkhardt, Indiana area, where most of today's RVs are made. I don't know why they went out of business.

Your trailer should have a name plate on it (usually on the passenger side near the front lower corner outside) that tells where it was manufactured, unless the time and weather has made it unreadable.
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Duh!! I meant the driver's side outside wall, not passenger side. My mistake.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ricere:
Duh!! I meant the driver's side outside wall, not passenger side. My mistake. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


That's actually another thread that I started, as I can not find my VIN plate!
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I know this is an old thread, but I own a 1985 Mallard. So this is of interest to me. I didn't see the point in starting another thread. I did some searching on Mallard Motor homes 1992 and older, and I came up with a history of sorts.

Here's the link...
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I love my Mallard, and I hope it serves my family and me for years to come. Been three years now, and it is still going strong.
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