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Cabo Paul

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Really. Which ones?


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Monaco hasn't gone out of business (yet) but they closed their Indiana manufacturing plant.


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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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No his speech did not help anyone.

I do not understand why he went there.

If the current party passes all the Fuel, Mpg and Epa guidelines, we may see a hugh change of a way of life in America.

Do you remember the drill here drill now party.....they are out.

Yes to a member above. You are correct. Elkhart is the RV capital of the world.

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PS. Looking on the bright side......I will get back to you on this.





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Dolphin & National RV are one and the same, and yep they're gone


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Kingsley? Monster Toyhauler thingies. Locomotiveman


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rltorpey wrote:

Monaco hasn't gone out of business (yet) but they closed their Indiana manufacturing plant.


Monaco isn't building anything, anywhere.





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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:

Coachmen
R-Vision
Holiday Rambler
Safari
Beaver
Starcraft
Shasta
American Clipper
Bluebird
Barth
CarriGo
Chinook
Champion
Cobra
Damon
Georgie Boy
Honey
Kit
Lindy
Mallard
Overland
Xplorer
Pace
Revcon
Rockwood
Western RV

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.


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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.


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