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Old 07-20-2016, 11:54 AM   #191
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That was just a couple months ago. They must've known even then that it was all a sham.
1) The family is still in charge of the day to day operations at Jayco.
2) THOR is a publicly traded company, there is no way Jayco would have tipped anyone off in advance of the papers being signed. It's not a sham.

People sure are nostalgic about Jayco . It's just an RV, and while they may have been top notch in the past, I don't see much to differentiate a modern Jayco from any other manufacturer at a similar price point. Materials are crap, assembly is crap, price is cheap. This is what consumers want.
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Old 07-20-2016, 12:12 PM   #192
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1) The family is still in charge of the day to day operations at Jayco.
2) THOR is a publicly traded company, there is no way Jayco would have tipped anyone off in advance of the papers being signed. It's not a sham.

People sure are nostalgic about Jayco . It's just an RV, and while they may have been top notch in the past, I don't see much to differentiate a modern Jayco from any other manufacturer at a similar price point. Materials are crap, assembly is crap, price is cheap. This is what consumers want.
I wouldn't say I've had mine long enough to be nostalgic, but would I rather give my money to a privately owned company versus a large corporation? Absolutely I would! And I see your point about a publicly traded company, it's just how they advertise that they're a family owned business, enticing those of us who it'd make a difference to, up until the very end. It invokes a feeling of, short of a better word, betrayal. I get that it's a business and has to advertise, just do so knowing that those buying your product are buying it for the next decade or two, and if one of your selling points is that you're family owned, you should still be able to make that claim a month after advertising as such. They can't, which is unfortunate!

Just my moral opinion, not anything I'd argue in court.
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Old 07-20-2016, 12:52 PM   #193
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Dang, I guess I was taking a nap when this originally happen.... "a day late and a dime short" !
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Old 07-20-2016, 12:56 PM   #194
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Dang, I guess I was taking a nap when this originally happen.... "a day late and a dime short" !
In my case, it's more than a dime short, LOL.....
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Gee.... Now we've gone from sham to betrayal?? Step away from the cliff folks. We purchased our Jayco because we liked the floor plan and the 2 year warranty. Family owned never entered in to our buying decision. Everyone has different reasons for buying. Maybe crabs should start a poll to see why folks bought their Jaycos'.
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Old 07-20-2016, 01:25 PM   #196
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Who knows? Maybe Thor will try to improve the quality of the trailers going out the door through better manufacturing practices. Sending out crappy quality new trailers has to suck away a lot of profits because of all the warranty repairs needed. Seems like Jayco has always been focused on speed of manufacture, rather than quality of manufacture. With better management (if Thor will provide it), there could be a better balance between the two. A bit slower production, higher quality of build, and much more happy customers seems like the sensible thing to me.
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Old 07-20-2016, 05:28 PM   #197
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Family owned WAS one of the reason I came this direction. Sunnybrook / Mobile scout was private owned, left them when Winnebago bought and they got cheap. Bought Tiffin as they were family owned, only left them as we wanted out of class a Motorhomes. So, as hard headed as I am, I'll just get a custom build next time, or build my own. Very well capable and have the facility to do so. Family owned and run is something I would take a little pride in.
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What happens to the Jayco product's quality under the new ownership is still unknown. However, what is known is that Thor has eliminated one more competitor which is always bad for the consumer.
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Old 08-04-2016, 09:25 AM   #199
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Jayco Svc Mgr not worried about merger

I wanted to share with you an email I received from
Jayco's Service Manager regarding the Merger -

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We are excited about the purchase and the opportunities it brings.
Thor believes in what we do and how we do it.

Sincerely,

Roger Johnson

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I wanted to share with you an email I received from
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We are excited about the purchase and the opportunities it brings.
Thor believes in what we do and how we do it.

Sincerely,

Roger Johnson

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I wonder who signs his paycheck?
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