E.C. Peay founded Allen Camper Mfg Co. in 1958 by accident. E.C. became dissatisfied with the models on the market at that time and decided to build his own. Before he got it finished, somebody bought it from him. He sold four before he could get one built for himself. The sales of recreational vehicles continued to grow to become the family business with sons Jerry Peay as the General Manager and Tom Peay as Vice President.