Safer, more efficient power

Born Frees are one of the safest ways to travel. Our three rollbar safety cell system makes Born Frees’ safety nearly legendary – especially since no other Class C manufacturer uses rollbars. We also proudly offer Liquid Springs adaptive suspension! In combination with our rollbars, this system makes Born Frees’ safety and handling unparalleled.

Our concern for your safety isn’t limited just to your driving experience. We’re always looking for ways to improve our products and processes. With the introduction of SmarPlug shorelines, we’ve found yet another way to make RVing safer and easier! We’re such big believers in this product that every new Born Free comes equipped standard with a SmartPlug shoreline!SmartPlug Diagram

SmartPlug shorelines were originally developed for the marine industry and have only recently been adapted for RVs. Because they are built to withstand the rigors of boating, they are completely weatherproof – both the stainless steel inlet cover and the plug itself incorporate triple seal gaskets!

The most noticeable advantage of SmartPlugs is the ease with which you connect and disconnect them from your Born Free. No more twisting on your shoreline to make contact and then screwing down a plastic connecting collar. Simply push the SmartPlug directly into your inlet and it is locked in place by stainless steel side levers. Then, for added stability, the stainless steel cover snaps down on top of the rear of the plug. These things are solid – you pull on them hard and they aren’t going anywhere!

SmartPlug Use

This solid connection is part of the added safety of the SmartPlug. Traditional connectors can come loose if you don’t tighten them down fully and correctly or if kids in a campground trip over your cord. If that connection gets loose, the plug can actually arc and start a fire! SmartPlug’s multi-point locking system eliminates all stress and movement of the plug body.SmartPlug Thermal Image

The advantage that you can’t see is just as important as the improved stability and ease of use. SmartPlug’s design provides 20x more pin and clip surface area contact to maximize electrical transfer. What these larger contact surfaces mean for you is a drastically lower chance of arcing, and less heat than a traditional plug – both factors that make your RVing safer and more efficient.

For more info on the SmartPlug and its benefits, check out this video!

Liquid Springs – Unparalleled Safety, Handling, and Comfort

2014 Born Free Triumph

At Born Free, we pride ourselves on building safe, high quality, luxury RVs, and part of what sets us apart is looking ahead and integrating new technology and features into our coaches. Beginning with the launch of our 2014 models last June, Born Free is extremely excited to be the first and only RV in the industry to offer Liquid Springs adaptive suspension!

Liquid Springs is a Compressible Liquid Adaptive Suspension System originally developed as a revolutionary suspension solution for the ambulance and limousine industries.

Together, Liquid Springs and Born Free have adapted this technology for our luxury Class C RVs!

Liquid SpringsLiquid Springs is superior to steel or air suspension systems because it automatically and instantaneously adapts stiffness and damping independently at each wheel! This reduces jarring from poor road conditions while also increasing roll and pitch control. If you’ve ever driven an RV across Nebraska or Kansas, you’ll be shocked by how much difference this makes! Fighting high winds and drafts from semis is a cinch!

Not only does Liquid Springs make driving easier and more comfortable, but it also makes it safer! Evasive maneuvers at high speeds are much more manageable. If you meander off onto the shoulder, bringing the RV back into the lane is no longer a white-knuckle experience.

Liquid Springs also improves your driving experience with automatic load-leveling, built-in diagnostics, and “kneeling.” Liquid Springs allows you to raise your Born Free three inches or lower it three inches (for a total travel of six inches) from resting. Now climbing steep driveways or squeezing into low garages is easier!

Because Liquid Springs is a closed hydraulic silicone system, there is no need for add-on components like air dryers or heaters, and it’s maintenance free!

Here’s a short video showing some of the benefits and features of Liquid Springs on a Born Free:

We are convinced that Liquid Springs is hands down the best ride and handling available in a Class C RV! It really has to be experienced to be believed – you’ve gotta get behind the wheel! Head to Lazydays in Tampa or Tucson to take a test drive – we know you’ll be impressed!

For lots more great technical information about the ins and outs of Liquid Springs, check out their website here!

And as always, for expert advice on our chassis and which is best fit for your needs and how liquid springs improves an already great driving experience, contact Dennis Day, our Vice President and chassis advisor!

Tough enough for the OutBack

OutBack True Sine

At Born Free, we take great pride in building an exceptionally high quality product that we can say with confidence is the best in the industry. Our products aren’t perfect, but we work hard to continually improve them and find the best components and materials available so that you can be enjoying your motorcoach for many years to come!

One of the new options that we’re very excited to be offering on our 2014 models is a 2,000 Watt OutBack Power True Sine sealed inverter/charger. This rugged inverter’s die-cast metal construction allows us to mount it in any position! Not only that, its weather-resistant sealed chassis, and corrosion-resistant internal components allow us to mount it anywhere!

OutBack True Sine

We’ve capitalized on this design by mounting the OutBack inverter underneath the Born Free. If you’ve ever owned a motorhome with an inverter inside of it, you know the kind of heat they put off and the sound you have to listen to from the cooling fan. By mounting this under the floor of our motorcoach, not only do we eliminate these issues, but we also free up more storage space!

In true Born Free “overbuilt” fashion, we go the extra mile and provide extra protection from the elements by fabricating and installing a 10 gauge steel splash and rock guard.

And of course, these OutBack inverter/chargers are True Sine wave output. Anything else will harm and eventually ruin the high end electronics that you use in your motorhome on a daily basis.

To top it all off, our OutBack inverter comes with a 5 year warranty!

Be sure to ask about the OutBack inverter next time you’re at Lazydays or here at our factory – maybe even crawl under one of our Born Frees and take a look!

2013 Factory Rally

2014 Spirit

Our 2014 Factory Rally is finished! We hosted almost 300 customers, employees, family, friends, and vendors – if you missed it, be sure to join us next year!

At Born Free, not only do we take building RVs seriously, we also take having fun pretty seriously :) So as usual, we ate lots of great food, played lots of fun games, and unveiled our 2014 Born Frees!

Omelet Crew

Some culinary highlights included build your own omelet bar, pancake breakfast, prime rib dinner, pulled pork sandwiches, and a good old-fashioned pot luck! Congratulations to the winners of this year’s game tournaments – you know who you are and you’ve got the medals to prove it! As a rare treat this year, some of the Born Free team put on a skit that they probably wish hadn’t been recorded.

Those of you who didn’t make it to the rally will be pleased to hear that our new Born Frees are We’ve packed lots of new features, options, and improvements into our 2014 models that we’re excited to share with you!Born Free dance team

As you can see, we’ve updated our decals and now we offer full body paint (I’ll post those pictures later). Around the factory, we affectionately call these our “open road” decals. Along with our bold new design, we’re offering bold new colors. We also have the ability to special order these decals in just about any color you want!

Also new for 2014 are frameless insulated glass panel windows! They have a modern, clean look and the double seal moisture barrier ensure that they’ll keep you warm and dry!Medalists

At Born Free, we believe in giving you everything you need to get on the road and living your dreams in our “standard” models. We are unique among Class C manufacturers because we include things like generator, air conditioning, awning, GPS, back-up camera, inverter, and much more as standard features. In 2014, we upgraded our awnings and now every Born Free comes standard with an electric awning complete with remote, light, wind sensor, and automatic rain shed! Our goal is to make RVing as easy and enjoyable as possible, and these are just some of the “standard” features we include to realize that goal!

Stay tuned for more info about the 40+ new features and options!

The Born Free Difference – Starting with Safety

Crash Scene

With our Factory Rally fast approaching, our entire team is very excited about unveiling our 2014 models – there are lots of upgrades and improvements that we know you’ll love! I’m not going to spill those beans just yet, however. Our Factory Rally attendees will have the privilege of being the first to learn about, see, and experience all we have in store for 2014! They’re in for a treat!

Instead, I’m going to tell you about something that we’ve been doing right for over 40 years and will continue to do!

Every Born Free that’s built starts with safety in mind. John N. Dodgen, our founder, built the first prototype Born Free, and on his way to British Columbia to put it through field tests with his wife and two of his children. He smoked in those days, and just 20 miles north of Humboldt on Highway 169, he stopped to buy a pack of cigarettes. The clerk had a sad tale to share, “you know, we had one of those in our town and a school teacher owned it. She had a blowout and it flipped over and her six year old son, who was riding in the cabover was crushed.” Stricken by this story, John N. immediately turned around and returned to Humboldt where he and his team tore down the prototype and rebuilt it with roll bars. He vowed that every RV he ever built would be built with roll bars.

roll bar tubes

Today, we hold true to this vow. We custom fabricate three tubular steel roll bars for every Born Free we build. In our metal shop, we start with tubes of steel ordered to exacting specifications – both in terms of dimension and composition. Our metal fabricators then form them into roll bars designed specifically to fit your Born Free.

We love helping make to make your RV dreams come true and we build each Born Free as if we were building it for our own family. Born Frees are some of the best quality, most richly appointed, and easiest to drive Class C RVs in America. And just as importantly (if not more), Born Frees are the safest RVs in America. No other Class C RV in America is built with three tubular steel roll bars.

roll bar fabrication

That’s the Born Free difference – we want you to fulfill your RVing dreams not only in comfort and style, but also with the peace of mind that comes with our longstanding commitment to safety. Things can go wrong out on the road, and when they do, we want you to be able to walk away in one piece. As much as we hate to hear about our friends and customers wrecking their Born Frees, it does are hearts good to receive thank you letters showing us accidents like the one pictured above that Born Free owners have escaped with only a few bumps and bruises!