In 1997, Chuck McKibbin of Kibbi LLC, and his crew began carving a niche in the industry building custom coaches and trailers. When trying to show their first unit at the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association's National Convention they were banned because they were not members. So, they displayed their unit in the parking lot and called themselves the Renegades. The name just seemed to stick and now, many years later, they continue to be the industry leader in performance, quality and innovation. Known for their innovative approach to customizing any of their products to fit customers lifestyles from upscale luxury and craftsmanship on the interior, all the way to the rugged and solid FRP exteriors.
Renegade/Kibbi LLC has since grown to 105 employees, and has eclipsed production milestones with the 2,000th motorhome and the 1,500th trailer rolling off the assembly line.
Chuck McKibbin saw a need in the marketplace for trailers that could haul racing cars. Although the company did make a few trailers for Nascar drivers like Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart and Mark Martin, the primary customers are drag racers. The company has also branched into other markets creating trailers to haul horses or those outfitted for dogs.
In 2004 the principals of Shoreview Industries partnered with Chuck McKibbin in an effort to continue the growth of the Renegade. Chuck retired from the business in 2007 and now currently Shoreview Industries and the employees at Renegade continue the work that Chuck created making a quality unbeatable product.