Born Free gets new owner

HUMBOLDT, Iowa — Born Free Motorcoach has been sold to HBF Investments, Wyndham Capital reported today. Jeff Butler, a former engineer with Dynamax, has assumed the position of president of Dynamax.

Wyndham Capital brokered the sale for an undisclosed amount of money.

HBF Investments is based out of Des Moines, Iowa, and Born Free approached them about making an investment in the company, said Brandon Dodgen, a project manager at the company and the son of the owner.

“What started as talk of making an investment turned into talk of buying the company,” he told RV Daily Report. “We are looking forward to getting some investment capital to help us grow and expand.”

John “CT” Dodgen, owner of Born Free, has been battling cancer since last October, Brandon Dodgen said.

The sale will have no impact on RV owners as far as warranties and rallies are concerned.


Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at

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  • Dave Wurster says:

    Regarding a Born Free RV, what is an owner to do if there is damage to the exterior fiberglass panels, now that the factory is closed. Can they be still purchased? Has anyone acquired the molds necessary to produce these panels? It’s my understanding Chinook Inc. may have these molds.
    It’s my thoughts anything but these panels can be purchased elsewhere or improvised.
    Your input would be appreciated,
    Thanks Dave

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