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Old 07-01-2016, 09:16 AM   #11
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Is this a good thing? I dunno... I'm not generally a fan of condensing markets like this.

It seems that Thor is going to let Jayco run as it has (including upper management), so maybe any changes will be an improvement?
I would say no this is not a good thing. Thor was already the largest (perhaps too large) and now they are just bigger...
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Old 07-01-2016, 09:16 AM   #12
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Could be the kids didn't want to be active in the business, so what else could mom and the boys do?

Since AIRSTREAM is one of the other THOR companies I don't think it will negatively impact JAYCO's operation.
I was sorta, kinda thinking on the same lines however, I think such may go quite a bit deeper and maybe in regards to what the future might hold from a worldwide standpoint. This is not the venue to go any deeper into such matters and possibilities, however.
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So right now it looks like Thor and Forest River control almost the entire RV market.
Yes and that is somewhat disconcerting.
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Old 07-01-2016, 09:22 AM   #14
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Not a fan of Thor Industries. This information doesn't sit too well with me.
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This is sad! Although we owned a Keystone Bullet Premier (Thor) just before this RV and had no real issues, when we bought our Jayco we knew nothing about the company and were so impressed that it was family-owned and had been around a long time like Winnebago (I believe 66 years). Hope Thor doesn't ruin everything! Bigger is not necessarily better.
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Thor and jayco

Recreational vehicle maker Thor Industries Inc. said Friday that it agreed to acquire smaller peer Jayco Corp. for roughly $576 million in cash, expanding its offerings in towable RVs.

The move comes as RV sales have surged recently, with buyers tending to opt for smaller, less expensive models. Thor said it was particularly interested in bringing Jayco products, such as travel trailers and camping trailers, into its portfolio. Jayco’s Jay Flight has been the No. 1 selling travel trailer for the past 11 years, Thor said.
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Thor buys Jayco

Thor Announces Acquisition of Jayco for $576M | RV Business
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Oh boy... Not sure that's a good or bad thing.


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Old 07-01-2016, 10:34 AM   #19
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You beat me by 4 minutes............Just saw it on twitter.
Frankly I have been disappointed with all facets of Jayco service, warranty and quality for the past couple of years. This explains the "me too" RV attitude at Jayco. Keep in mind I retired from the 3 rd largest Jayco Towable dealership in North America and was a Jayco Master in sales.

So much for the "Family" that was their moniker for many years........
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It looks like Thor owns pretty much all of the RV manufacturers now.
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