MountainHigh Coachworks Inc., Ontario, Calif., a builder of Class A motorhomes and fifth-wheels formerly known as Thor West, went out of business recently.

No formal announcement was made, but callers to MountainHigh’s headquarters heard a recording stating the company was “no longer in operation.”

MountainHigh was known as Thor West until the Jackson Center, Ohio-based Thor Industries Inc. sold the business to the Thor West management, led by President Thomas B. Matheson, in December 1998.

During 1999, MountainHigh ranked 15th among motorhome manufacturers. Its dealers retailed 370 motorhomes during 1999, according to Statistical Surveys Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich.

For more details, see the May edition of RV Business.