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Old 07-01-2016, 03:53 PM   #41
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Her is another article from the Wall St Journal

Thor Industries to Buy Jayco for $576 Million - WSJ
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Old 07-01-2016, 03:56 PM   #42
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“The core values that are synonymous with Jayco and its brands shape the way we run our business, and these values will remain and guide us as we look to the future. One of the things we found most attractive about Thor was their decentralized business structure, which allows their subsidiaries to continue operating independently. Most importantly, within this structure, our current leadership team will continue to manage Jayco, just as we have been running it since our founding. We will continue with the same focus our father had on serving our dealers and consumers better than anyone else in the industry.”
BLAH...BLAH...BLAH! I've heard this rhetoric before. It stiffles competition plain and simple. If Jayco wants to come out with a "kick-butt" product, they will have to run it up the ladder to see if they are stepping on one of the other subsidiaries toes.
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Old 07-01-2016, 03:57 PM   #43
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ugh Jayco bought

I, and I am sure most of the other Precept owners,
hope the Sales and Service staff at jacyo remain in place.
they have been extremely helpful in every circumstance I have
encountered..
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“The core values that are synonymous with Jayco and its brands shape the way we run our business, and these values will remain and guide us as we look to the future. One of the things we found most attractive about Thor was their decentralized business structure, which allows their subsidiaries to continue operating independently. Most importantly, within this structure, our current leadership team will continue to manage Jayco, just as we have been running it since our founding. We will continue with the same focus our father had on serving our dealers and consumers better than anyone else in the industry.”
BLAH...BLAH...BLAH! I've heard this rhetoric before. It stiffles competition plain and simple. If Jayco wants to come out with a "kick-butt" product, they will have to run it up the ladder to see if they are stepping on one of the other subsidiaries toes.
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jayco...

hopefully this part of the Thor buy statement will hold true -

Thor will operate Jayco as an independent company as it does with its other subsidiaries, the release explained, adding that it will be “business as usual” at Jayco as their existing, experienced management team will continue to manage their operations and compete effectively in the RV market, just as they and their family have done for the past 48 years.
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Sad Sad Sad, this may explain a lot of the quality issues Jayco is having like my brakes..
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Was thinking of buying a '17 Seneca and giving my '14 to the kids. May have to wait a while, or maybe go with a Renegade. I don't trust publicly traded companies.
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Sad Sad Sad, this may explain a lot of the quality issues Jayco is having like my brakes..

Say what?

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Old 07-01-2016, 04:48 PM   #49
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Jayco has sold to Thor

Jayco has sold to Thor for $576 million. Bontrager is going to continue to run Jayco as a subsidiary .

Saw on another site. No source other than that.

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Jayco has sold to Thor for $576 million. Bontrager is going to continue to run Jayco as a subsidiary .

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Say what?

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New 321 and can't get the brakes to lock at 15-20 mph with the manual slide. I have it set to 14 and on boost 3 I can barely feel any brakes out of my unit and it should be yanking your teeth out set there at low speeds. It has on my older Jayco's and other brand units but not my new one. I thought my older brake controller was bad so I purchased the new P3 and I have nothing different than my older one. Grrrrr
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Was thinking of buying a '17 Seneca and giving my '14 to the kids. May have to wait a while, or maybe go with a Renegade. I don't trust publicly traded companies.
They all buy their components from the same companies. Besides last time I checked all the chassis came from publicly traded companies.
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Keystone, Dutchman, and now Jayco owned by the same outfit? Perish the thought! Yikes.....
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New 321 and can't get the brakes to lock at 15-20 mph with the manual slide. I have it set to 14 and on boost 3 I can barely feel any brakes out of my unit and it should be yanking your teeth out set there at low speeds. It has on my older Jayco's and other brand units but not my new one. I thought my older brake controller was bad so I purchased the new P3 and I have nothing different than my older one. Grrrrr
I dont agree!! 321 is a heavy unit. In my experience, no heavy trailer is going to slide a wheel or stop dramatically. Your TV should be doing most of the work with an assist from the trailer. Lighter trailers tend to have the ability to lock a wheel which in reality is a recipe for disaster on wet pavement. If your trailer can stop your rig from 20 mph in a couple 100 yards is really all that you should expect.
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New 321 and can't get the brakes to lock at 15-20 mph with the manual slide. I have it set to 14 and on boost 3 I can barely feel any brakes out of my unit and it should be yanking your teeth out set there at low speeds. It has on my older Jayco's and other brand units but not my new one. I thought my older brake controller was bad so I purchased the new P3 and I have nothing different than my older one. Grrrrr
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Sad Sad Sad, this may explain a lot of the quality issues Jayco is having like my brakes..
Quality issues?

Sorry but I see no correlation with the buyout of Jayco by Thor and your statement.
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New 321 and can't get the brakes to lock at 15-20 mph with the manual slide. I have it set to 14 and on boost 3 I can barely feel any brakes out of my unit and it should be yanking your teeth out set there at low speeds. It has on my older Jayco's and other brand units but not my new one. I thought my older brake controller was bad so I purchased the new P3 and I have nothing different than my older one. Grrrrr
This has nothing to do with your brake problem. Continue to persue it with your dealer.
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Keystone, Dutchman, and now Jayco owned by the same outfit? Perish the thought! Yikes.....
You forgot AIRSTREAM & DRV....
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I had bought Jayco for a few reasons, one being they remained family owned. I like mom and pop businesses that refuse to get bought out. In my opinion they just put a nail in the coffin and sealed the deal on what I'll own next. Self build or custom manf. Just as well to own anything now if you want a mass produced Rv. Not many independents left, if any. All about the money, and I'm all about the quality.
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Yep, Jayco has been a family owned company for a very long time.

The Jayco Companies include,

Jayco Towable's and Motor Homes
StarCraft Towable's
Highland Ridge (Open Range) Towable's
Entegra Motor Coach

Now Thor has,

Jayco
Airstream
Crossroads
Keystone
Heartland
DRV
Dutchmen
and the list goes on !!!
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Very bad for everyone but the Bontrager family and $576million.
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