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Barth, one of the oldest names in high-end Class A motorhomes, is expected to return to the scene early next year.

A construction company owner from Albion, Ind., bought the Barth brand name about two years ago and he plans to resume production of bus profile, aluminum-skin units in the Northeast Indiana village around Jan. 1.

Keith Leatherman, the owner of the Barth brand, plans to custom-build the units and sell them directly to retail buyers, said Wayne Fox, general manager of Barth Custom Coach Inc.

However, Leatherman also hopes to find dealers to represent the Barth brand along the East and West coasts and the Gulf Coast states.

Barth units will be 30 to 40 feet long, will come with a galley slideout and will retail for $179,000 to $340,000.

They will come in three models: LS, Regency and Premier. The LS will be the shortest and least expensive and the Premier will be the longest and most expensive.

The 30-foot LS will be a gas engine unit on a Workhorse chassis. Thirty-foot LS gas units on a Ford chassis will be available on request, Fox said.

All other Barth units will be on Spartan diesel pusher chassis.

The 32-foot LS will come on a Spartan Summit while the 32- and 34-foot versions of the Regency will come on the Spartan Mountain Master. The 38- and 40-foot versions of the Premier will come on raised rail Mountain Master chassis.

Leatherman’s goal is to build 12 Barth units the first year and to build an additional two to three units in subsequent years, Fox said.