NuWa is not out of business, just stopped their production line. All other parts of the company remain open and working. They will watch the market and if the RV business rebounds, they will start up production.
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Just read in the paper today something about Country Coach. Here's the text:
"A federal court has denied Wells Fargo Bank's request to seize assets of Country Coach, which a lawyer said would mean driving a stake through the heart of the troubled RV-maker. It's too early in the process to allow the company to be liquidated, US Bankruptcy Judge Albert Radcliffe ruled Thursday."
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How far back do you want to go with the list, and do you want to consider acquisitions as going out of business? The contraction and consolidation in RVs didn't just start in 2008, it has been going on for a while.
If you include companies that got bought or folded over the past several years, you have to include:
If you want to count companies that didn't go out of business, but have decided to halt the RV part of their business this year, add Teton.
It is a dog-eat-dog world, the RV business. Companies get bought, their names become just brands at another company, their managers go out and start up new businesses as soon as the anti-competition agreement runs out.
This past year, what has gotten attention is that some of the consolidators, the big buyers, are the ones in trouble from debt overload. We tend not to notice so much when the little companies come and go, year to year.
Quote: TravelSupreme (affiliated or taken over by Jayco?)now Entegra Coach (same CEO as TS)
The CEO from Travel Supreme left Entegra Coach within 1 month of their startup. Jayco bought the old facilities of Travel Supreme and some of their equipment, etc. They have since closed the old T.S. plant and moved everything to Jayco's facilities in Middlebury, IN.
2003 Travel Supreme MH
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2004 Honda Pilot w/SMI Air Force One Brake Sys.
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix 20' Enclosed Car Trailer