The Vanleigh brand may be new, but the vision began long ago. The dedication to serv- ing the customer first above all else, has been cultivated and passed down through gen- erations of the Tiffin family.
For over 40 years, Bob Tiffin worked hard to satisfy his customers. The best way to do that, he found, was by building a great product. Tiffin Motorhomes soon became the standard throughout the industry as other companies scrambled to follow. Time and time again, customers on the hunt for the best RV on the market kept coming back to Tiffin Motorhomes. Bob’s son and grandson, Van and Leigh, picked up on this as they went into the family business. Through the strength of family, hard work, and their devotion to serving the customer, the Tiffin name established itself in an industry that has long been dominated by big-name corporate brands.
Then, Leigh Tiffin had an idea. Why not create a new venture, to serve a new kind of customer: the prospective fifth-wheel owner? Leigh and Van knew the RV market, hav- ing served customers who primarily wanted motorhomes. But that left a significant pop- ulation of people empty-handed. Fifth-wheel customers are different from motorhome customers, and Leigh and Van knew that from their experience at Tiffin. But their dedica- tion to the customer had been instilled in them from the very beginning, so adjusting to this new market, while challenging, was almost natural to them. To this day, the company they built together, Vanleigh, continues to strive to meet the needs of this ever-evolving market. And as a result, they’ve put out some of the best fifth-wheels on the road today.
All of the highly sought-after characteristics of the Tiffin products were passed down: the dedication to craft, the relentless pursuit of customer satisfaction, the sense of commu- nity between the founders and the customers. That’s because Van and Leigh Tiffin have a hand in all of the daily workings at the Vanleigh plant, from design, production, and engineering all the way down to sales and customer service. As you can see, bearing the Tiffin name practically guarantees a dedication to customer service. That dedica- tion began with the founding of the Tiffin company all those years ago and is carried on, stronger than ever, through the Vanleigh brand. That’s why when we say each Vanleigh is built around you, the customer, we mean it.
Co-Owner and Chairman
Bob founded Tiffin Motorhomes in 1972, and since then the company has manufactured and sold over 65,000 motorhomes. Bob is a 30-year RVIA member, and for his dedication and commitment he was inducted into the Heritage Foundation Hall of Fame in 1999. Bob serves as co-owner, key mentor and strategic advisor to Vanleigh RV. His knowledge, reputation, and experience are an invaluable asset to Vanleigh RV.
Co-Owner and Vice President
Van holds a degree in Public Relations from the University of Alabama where he was an All-American place kicker on the Crimson Tide football team. He now serves Tiffin Motorhomes by managing product development, including research, design, prototype development, promotion and advertising—all key elements in motorhome sales. Altogether Van has nearly 30 years of experience in the RV industry. Van has leveraged his talents and experience to help develop prototypes and plans for Vanleigh RV as the company makes its entry into the towable RV market. His product knowledge and focus on quality have already proven to be incredibly valuable to this new venture.
Co-Owner and General Manager
Leigh is third generation in the RV business. He holds a degree in Business Management from the University of Alabama where he too was an All-American place kicker for Alabama’s 2009 National Championship football team. As long as he can remember he’s watched his grandfather, Bob, interact with Tiffin customers to solve whatever problems they were facing and ensure the best customer experience in the industry. Leigh enthusiastically assumed the opportunity to lead Vanleigh RV in the fall of 2014. He works in close consultation with Van and Bob on product development and strategy for Vanleigh. He also manages the day-to-day operations of the production facility in Burnsville, MS.
We appreciate your consideration of the Vanleigh RV.
Let the Journey be your Home,
Leigh, Van and Bob Tiffin