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Old 07-03-2016, 07:16 PM   #81
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It's very sad... what drew us to Jayco first (8 years and 3 campers ago) was that Jayco was a privately traded, family owned company. That's all gone now....
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Old 07-03-2016, 07:22 PM   #82
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I find this very disappointing. One of the main reasons that we liked Jayco is it not being owned by a mega corporation such as Thor. I hope it isn't a negative for the brand and the dealers. There are frequent reports of poor customer service from Forest River owned brands, though I don't see many complaints about Thor owned brands so hopefully that is a positive sign.


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Old 07-03-2016, 07:26 PM   #83
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I just bought a 16 Eagle two weeks ago. I guess this will be my last Jayco. Really is a shame.
Why will it be your last Jayco? Not going to RV anymore?

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Old 07-03-2016, 07:28 PM   #84
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Mods must have missed one to merge with the original.

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Old 07-03-2016, 07:39 PM   #85
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Just as well to own anything now. Give it time, things will change at Jayco. Sunnybrook is a good example (Bought by Winnebago and turned into crap).
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Old 07-03-2016, 07:47 PM   #86
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Just as well to own anything now. Give it time, things will change at Jayco. Sunnybrook is a good example (Bought by Winnebago and turned into crap).
AIRSTREAM is still doing fine under THOR. There is difference between being a wholly owned subsidiary or a division of, which is what happened with SUNNYBROOK.

Here is part of the article about the buyout from THOR'S CEO:

"You know, we don’t manage from the top down. We manage from the bottom up, and we really want to be there to watch them continue to grow and do the things they want to do with their business.”

I don't think you will see any negatives coming from it, in fact things may get better since their finances will be better.
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It seems like Heartland RV is doing ok since Thor bought them too.
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Maybe it'll be alright. I just like family owned businesses that are all about the product and refuse to sell for any amount of money. Guess those days are going away.
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I can honestly say when I bought mine after having 2 Sunnybrook's, it had nothing to do with who owned the company.

All to do with the floor plan reputation and price. The reputation can change but I hope it does not.
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So far I have seen five different threads about this
Under five different titles. Suggestion: one thread
Actually this news was introduced on Friday to the public. We have had 16 different threads on the same article. We can't merge them as fast as they are starting. Does anyone actually read the recent threads before starting a new one?
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