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The latest from TrailManor

November 2021 Newsletter

News from the factory actually remains pretty much the same as it has been in the past several months; materials remain difficult or totally impossible to obtain which slows production. News reports show cargo ships out on the ocean waiting their turn to port and unload. [Read More]

August 2021 Newsletter

This month of August is getting away from me! It is coming to a close pretty fast so I’ll hurry and get this newsletter ‘off the press’. We remain very busy here at the factory. We are still trying to catch up with the orders. It [Read More]

July 2021 Newsletter

Greetings once again from South Dakota – the home of TrailManor™! Here at the Colony, our farm crops look good in spite of the dry weather conditions and now, finally, after a long, dry growing season and a very hot Independence Day we are enjoying cooler [Read More]

June 2021 Newsletter

“What’s news at the factory”, you may be asking. Well, for one thing, it is HOT up here! It seems as though our spring weather turned into heat awfully quick. We are in great need of rain. Thank goodness for air conditioning inside the factory. It [Read More]

May 2021 Newsletter

This photo was snapped by one of our customers who visited the factory. It was published on the TrailManor Fans Face Book page. Our General Manager, Jacob, placed fertilized eggs in an incubator here in the facory and low and behold – we have baby chicks! [Read More]

April 2021 Newsletter

April showers bring May flowers! With the amount of rain we have had this past week we should be getting a good crop of flowers. The tree buds are ready to burst forth with new leaves; the cows are calving and life is coming anew. It [Read More]

March 2021 Newsletter

So far, Punxsutawney Phil was wrong! We have not had six weeks more of winter; however, in mid-February we did have some extremely sub-zero temperatures when the arctic air dropped south. In South Dakota we are prepared for those extreme sub-zero temperatures but in the deep [Read More]

February 2021 Newsletter

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow! Six more weeks of winter! If that becomes reality it gives us all more time to get ready for spring. We’ve needed additional time at the factory to catch up manufacturing to the sales – mainly because of the materials we’ve [Read More]

January 2021 Newsletter

Who would think that our country would be going through such turmoil with an election? It has been interesting (and sometimes difficult) to be a bystander to all this. We’ll see how it plays out. The Covid-19 vaccine is finally here. It almost seems impossible [Read More]

November 2020 Newsletter

And just like that HERE IS WINTER! We aren’t complaining -  the past week held daily temperatures of 70° and higher so we had some extra time to prepare for what the weatherman says is coming! Good news – today Pfizer announced they have a [Read More]

October 2020 Newsletter

Greetings from the ‘Land of Harvest’! Our colony’s crops are being combined – hopefully we’ll be ready for winter in another month! The mild weather is permitting an early harvest this year and even though we need rain badly, our crops have faired well. Sorry [Read More]

August 2020 Newsletter

It is August in South Dakota! Not only can you tour our TrailManor factory (any week day), you can join in with the bikers at the 80th annual Sturgis Rally (August 7-16) – and eat the best watermelon you will ever find at Forestburg (beginning August [Read More]

July 2020 Newsletter

We have a barn swallow nest on the front porch. The newly hatched fledglings can now peek over the nest; one day soon they will take their first flight. They are incredible little creatures that somehow migrate from here in South Dakota to as far away [Read More]

June 2020 Newsletter

Greetings from South Dakota once again – The first half of 2020 going fast! Camping just seems to be the VERY BEST thing to be doing these days of unrest... first the pandemic – now the riots. We agree with the protests but the riots are [Read More]

May 2020 Newsletter

The numbers 2020 refer to perfect vision but with the world’s fallout from COVID-19 and hearing so many varying opinions it is difficult to stay focused. All of this has had a negative impact on your spring camping plans. We hope it all works out for [Read More]

April 2020 Newsletter

First thing we do every morning is to check the websites for COVID-19 updates! We’ll be happy when we are back to checking for new TrailManor orders first thing! Actually, so far, our sales have been steady and we’ve been keeping the supply up with the [Read More]

March 2020 Newsletter

Coronavirus is leading all news stories. President Trump declared a National Emergency today; South Dakota’s Governor Noem declared the same for South Dakota. We are pleased that our leaders are taking action to curb the spread of this dreaded virus. We trust this virus doesn’t affect [Read More]

February 2020 Newsletter

Twenty some years ago people who owned TrailManor travel trailers formed an organization they named ‘The TrailBlazers’. Soon members from around the country created chapters for their regions. These ‘chapters’ adopted names for their local clubs and each year they plan trips and events for their [Read More]

January 2020 Newsletter

Greetings from the VERY cold state of South Dakota! We think that we have had our share of snow and cold but the weather forecasters say differently! Our bird feeders empty really fast – I wonder where they would get their food without our feeders! Our [Read More]

December 2019 Newsletter

In the past newsletters we’ve talked quite a bit about the weather we’ve had here this year – we’ve had more rain than any year in recorded history, the farmers say this is the worst year they have ever lived through, we are now having record [Read More]

November 2019 Newsletter

Already it is the month of Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving…. and ICE & SNOW! Because of the extremely wet climate this year, the field work is not finished and some of the men who normally work in the factory have to help in the fields. We [Read More]

October 2019 Newsletter

Check out our new brochure on! It includes our newest Model 2518 series trailers or you can always call our office to request one to be mailed to you. Many of you keep a few on hand and share them. Let us know if/when you [Read More]

September 2019 Newsletter

The weather hasn’t been bad enough to dampen our spirits here at the TrailManor factory even though we have had a lot more than rain this month! Some bridges were washed out, some roads under water and more roads impassable for a time. The reports say [Read More]

August 2019 Newsletter

Greetings from the TrailManor factory. It has been a busy summer. We had a little ‘bump in the road’ when a hail storm did damage to some of our new trailers. The good thing was that there were merely small dimples on the tops so they [Read More]

July 2019 Newsletter

Our Model 2518 series is back by popular demand! This model has 25 feet of living space inside when open and it is 18 feet in length for storage and/or towing. We brought it back because we continue to get so many requests for it. A [Read More]

June 2019 Newsletter

Hopefully you are having some great camping experiences this camping season. We are definitely enjoying some great weather here in South Dakota and the campsites are very active. We are happy to report that next year's July 4, 2020) Fourth of July festivities at the Mount [Read More]

May 2019 Newsletter

The cold wintery weather just did not want to leave this part of the USA! It has been quite a few years ago that we had snow fall in May but here it was this year! Our local electric supplier reported that it has been a [Read More]

April 2019 Newsletter

April Showers have been BIG this year. The downpours came when the ground was still frozen which created a lot of damage to bridges, roads, farms and some homes. All that was followed by a pretty big blizzard! Our neighboring state of Nebraska was hit especially [Read More]

March 2019 Newsletter

Greetings from South Dakota – Home of TrailManor! What a month February was! Several of us toured Patrick Industries in Elkhart Indiana the first part of the month. The people there were genuinely hospitable and helpful. We learned quite a bit about new materials and we [Read More]

February 2019 Newsletter

Six new 2019 TrailManors looking for a home!! February, 2019 Greetings from: TM Industries, LLC dba TrailManor South Dakota has been really, really cold the past few weeks. The wind-chill is 40% below zero and actual temps at 23% below zero… and it doesn’t appear to [Read More]

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