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Old 10-03-2016, 08:00 PM   #1
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Winnebago Buys Grand Design RV

500 Million Price.

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Winnebago buying Middlebury's Grand Design RV for $500 million | WSBT
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Typical big business. The 3 founding owners quickly built a great company with superb customer service, making it a very valuable company. Take the money and run while it's good. They have $500mil in their pockets, still have jobs, and if the RV industry tanks, they are in the clear. Someone else's risk now.
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Typical big business. The 3 founding owners quickly built a great company with superb customer service, making it a very valuable company. Take the money and run while it's good. They have $500mil in their pockets, still have jobs, and if the RV industry tanks, they are in the clear. Someone else's risk now.

What would you have done?
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We've been casually shopping/looking at fivers.... Grand Design made it to the short list. Sorry to see the industry bunching up like this, I won't consider them any longer.
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What would you have done?
I didn't say I wouldn't have, just stating what happened.
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We've been casually shopping/looking at fivers.... Grand Design made it to the short list. Sorry to see the industry bunching up like this, I won't consider them any longer.
Seriously? You like the coach but suddenly because another company bought a controlling interest in them you don't like it? What changed in your choice from yesterday? It's still the same coach and same company, right?
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Can't say I'm surprised. I figured it would be Thor or FR that bought them but I guess Winnebago got there first.
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Can't say I'm surprised. I figured it would be Thor or FR that bought them but I guess Winnebago got there first.
Or had deeper pockets!
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Weren't the principal owners of Grand Design former Prime Time managers?

We also liked what we saw. Trim quality was quit good, floor plan wa nice . Everything else is built by someone else. Not too many ways to skin a cat.
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As an owner of a FR and a Winnebago, being acquired by Winnebago as opposed to FR or Thor is a very positive move.
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