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MDKMDK wrote:

I'm not sure I understand your question.
Are you suggesting that a Winnebago wannabe is still operating in OZ without legal authority? And that the real Winnebago is also still in business?
Sorry, I don't get it, is this a complaint, or praise, or ???


It wasn't a question, it was more of a rhetorical question that absolutely noone in the US would reasonably care about and noone in Australia either unless they were somehow affected by it while purchasing a RV or had too much time on their hands that they ran out of current events to pore over....

And generally an attempted covert stab at the US of A, which is so entertaining to read about when he posts....


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wanderingaimlessly wrote:

[emoticon] They even put the door on the wrong side!!!!!


You know QC issues with the cheap knockoffs....

Well a comment from someone who has absolutely no idea.
Anyway Apollo uses Winnebago for it's rentals in the US

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RobertRyan wrote:

wanderingaimlessly wrote:

[emoticon] They even put the door on the wrong side!!!!!

You probably do not know we drive on the Right Hand Side not Left Hand as in the US


Did they have jousting there in the middle ages? That's why Britain drives on the right...

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RobertRyan wrote:

wanderingaimlessly wrote:

[emoticon] They even put the door on the wrong side!!!!!

You probably do not know we drive on the Right Hand Side not Left Hand as in the US


Did they have jousting there in the middle ages? That's why Britain drives on the right...

No very different reasons. Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, India 30% of Global vehicles drive on the right.. It is a very big market. Outside of US Pickups, every other manufacturer has a RHD version, so there are 30 manufacturers selling here. Even Jeep comes from US factories RHD, but not RAM[emoticon]

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IAMICHABOD wrote:

Apollo here in the US was a large rental company I understand was based in Australia that rented out Winnebago RVs

Here is a picture of their lot near me. One side if the street is rental and the other side are the units for sale. As you can see there were a lot of them.

Then one day they were all gone and Apollo closed operations,I wonder where they all went. Also if it had anything to do with the lawsuit.

No still own other rental companies in the US. They had nothing to do with any lawsuit.


Which Rental companies do they own? I know THL New Zealand owns El Monte RV and Road Bear Rental,two of the three largest RV Rental Companies in the US.

The Apollo location mentioned closed well before COVID-19.

From their website.
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We regret that due to COVID-19 our USA rental business is in hibernation.
We look forward to changing conditions in the future and we can get you on the road again.


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RobertRyan wrote:

obiwancanoli wrote:

RobertRyan wrote:

wanderingaimlessly wrote:

[emoticon] They even put the door on the wrong side!!!!!

You probably do not know we drive on the Right Hand Side not Left Hand as in the US


Did they have jousting there in the middle ages? That's why Britain drives on the right...

No very different reasons. Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, India 30% of Global vehicles drive on the right.. It is a very big market. Outside of US Pickups, every other manufacturer has a RHD version, so there are 30 manufacturers selling here. Even Jeep comes from US factories RHD, but not RAM[emoticon]


I think you all know what you mean, but you’re using incorrect (or at least confusing) terminology. I’m a bit dyslexic myself, so I had to look it up.

Right Hand Drive (RHD) cars are made for driving on the left hand side of the road.

Left Hand Drive (LHD) cars are made for driving on the right hand side of the road.

In other words, the terms RHD/LHD refers to the car and which side the steering wheel is on. “Drive on the right/Drive on the left” refers to the road, and which side you actually drive on.

This chart sums up the countries that drive on the right and left nicely.

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