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Old 07-01-2016, 09:08 PM   #61
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Bad news, i was hoping there was a newbie named Thor that had just bought a new jayco. Hopefully nothing changes
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Old 07-01-2016, 09:25 PM   #62
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Does this mean I can take my White Hawk to a Wally Byam Airstream Rally??

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Old 07-01-2016, 09:36 PM   #63
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Does this mean I can take my White Hawk to a Wally Byam Airstream Rally??

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Old 07-01-2016, 10:56 PM   #64
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I don't think it matters much if Thor says their going to allow Jayco to run "business as usual". As a matter of fact, I think that particular statement is worth about as much as the paper it's printed on...not much. Anytime a company buys another company, it's to make a profit. If Thor management doesn't believe Jayco is making enough of a profit, or could make a bigger profit by "modifying" current business practices or using lower quality components (although, I don't see how that could be possible), then they'll interject. That's business...plain and simple.

I don't think this is a good thing at all.
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Nooooooo please say it isn't so.... I will have to watch this closely... If the quality goes down hill then my next Jayco will be a LANCE CAMPER.. Oh well
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I wasn't ragging or down grading Jayco about my brakes, I just had a brain fart thinking they may not care as much now if they knew they were being bought. Jayco is still my #1 pick from any other brand and if I traded today it would be another Jayco. I had a Cougar previously and not to bring down the other brands but it was no where close to the older Jayco I traded for it. Jayco rocks and is what I will have from now on if the Good Lord allows..
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Old 07-02-2016, 08:56 AM   #67
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Old 07-02-2016, 09:00 AM   #68
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I really liked the "family owned" Jayco when I bought mine. None of us had $576 million to buy it ourselves, so we all we can do is wait and see what happens next.
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Old 07-02-2016, 11:00 AM   #69
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I have noticed folks have been complaining about JAYCO customer service of late like getting help with diagrams etc... The one or two I have called them for diagrams etc they were immediately emailed to me in a PDF format...

Alawys passed that along when folks were asking JAYCO...

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Old 07-02-2016, 12:02 PM   #70
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Jayco to thor

I just saw a post on FB citing a story in the South Bend Tribune stating that Thor Industries has purchased Jayco. Anyone have verification of this?
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The figure I get for 2015 Jayco before tax profit is 5%
As an investment 5% does not seem that good.
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Old 07-02-2016, 12:21 PM   #72
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I just saw a post on FB citing a story in the South Bend Tribune stating that Thor Industries has purchased Jayco. Anyone have verification of this?
yeah, thread titled "Thor Buys Jayco"...7 pages of it so far.
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New thread number 10?
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I just saw a post on FB citing a story in the South Bend Tribune stating that Thor Industries has purchased Jayco. Anyone have verification of this?
You're late with the news.
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So, unless I missed it. Some are mentioning quality may go downhill with this purchase of Jayco. No one has mentioned the 2 year warranty. I wonder if that will be eliminated down the road? If it does, I gotta believe sales will drop.
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article from RV Daily -

I find it highly ironic that today, the official start of the Independence Day holiday weekend, that the largest independent RV manufacturer in the industry, Jayco, is swallowed up whole by the largest publicly-traded company in the industry, Thor Industries.


The good news is that 83 percent of RV manufacturing is now under the control of two people Bob Martin, the CEO of Thor Industries, and Peter Liegl, the CEO of Forest River.

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Opinion: The more things change, expect them to stay the same | RV Daily Report
Ok so who owns the other 17% mobile suite???
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Me thinks Dis can`t be good.
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I don't see any good news in a virtual monopoly of a large industry.
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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.
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