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Featherlite Inc., manufacturer of the Vogue highline Class A motorhome series and Vantare bus conversions, reported it lost $4.1 million during the second quarter.

The loss occurred largely because the company took $4.1 million in charges to cover the cost of closing its Vogue manufacturing plant in Pryor, Okla.

The Pryor plant will be permanently closed at the end of August and the Vogue series will be discontinued.

Otherwise, Featherlite, also a manufacturer of aluminum specialty trailers, reported its total sales revenue declined 13% in the second quarter to $57.4 million.

Despite the planned elimination of the Vogue product line, Featherlite “continues to be aggressive on the sales side” of its RV business. It will open a new “luxury coach showroom” in Statesville, N.C., this fall and it opened a luxury coach sales center in Coburg, Ore., in May.

For the six months ended June 30, Featherlite reported a loss of a little more than $4 million, compared with a net profit of $1.8 million earned a year earlier. The company’s first half sales were down 10% to $122.1 million.