Originally Posted by gerrym51
Mr. Clemens-can you order AGM batteries as an upgrade-of course a buyer would have to pay for it. Also why not LED lights like Forester.
1. Just to confirm 2nd battery is now standard (as discussed). I got tired of checking the option on 99.9% of my units. I had ONE single dealer that did not option it, but yet every customer sort of expects it. So since I make the price sheets...I sort of pushed that one through for selfish reasons. It will get updated in the next brochure.
2. AGM batteries. At the end of the day...this is still an assembly line process. So we try and standardize as much as we can. There is very little demand for LGM batteries (that is definitely a power-user "techy" request). At 16 units a day...we don't want to have options that get taken once every blue moon (too easy to miss). Plus, its an easy one to upgrade after the fact.
3. Product Separation. Unlike other mfg's, we promised our dealers we would not clone products (For example Fleetwood Tioga and Jamboree are exact copies just to get more dealers in a market place). So even though Sunseeker and Forester are similar, we still want to keep them separate (Chevy-Buick/Ford-Lincoln). Keeps dealers happy...Sunseeker are happy to have a little better price, Forester dealers are happy to have a few extra features to brag about. win-win.