Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-08-2013, 10:47 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alaska
Posts: 234
Forest River Scheduled Factory Shut Down?

Does anyone know anything about scheduled factory shut downs?

I spoke with an internet dealer and was told the Cedar Creek factory shuts down for ~4 weeks in the Spring. He was encouraging me to order now to avoid delays in delivery... said if I waited it would take several weeks longer for the factory to build a new unit due to heavy ordering for the summer season.

Is he blowing smoke?

We are planning to order a Silverback 33RL in March and hoping to pick it up in June.
__________________

__________________
sidney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 06:33 AM   #2
Commercial Member
 
huntr70's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: PA
Posts: 435
Most factories do shut down, but it is usually over the Holidays.

I can't say for sure about Cedar Creek, but in general, the longer you wait to order towards Spring, the longer it takes them to build.

Over winter, they usually take 6-8 weeks from start to finish. At the end of February, they are ramping up to fill dealers Spring orders, and usually go to 8-10 weeks. If you are considering full paint as an option, add another 2-3 weeks.
__________________

__________________
Steve and Vicki
2 kids
2011 Dodge 3500 CTD Outdoorsman
(Tweaked!!)
2013 Columbus 320RS-ITS HERE!!
huntr70 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 07:25 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
lindy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Jamestown NY
Posts: 588
Salesman snow job to rush you into ordering????
__________________

2012 Winnebago "Journey To Insanity" 40U
2008 Dakota Sport 4x4
2004 Subaru Baja - DW's
2006 Honda Shadow Aero - TOAD for now.
F.R.O.G. member
lindy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 07:42 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 9,505
Quote:
Originally Posted by lindy View Post
Salesman snow job to rush you into ordering????
X2. Alot of RV shows are held in Feb/March and alot of sales are made. Makes no sense for a manufacturer to shut down during the spring.
__________________
Wiscampsin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 09:21 AM   #5
Moderator Emeritus
 
Dave_Monica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,329
You need to turn up the gain on your BS detector when you're talking to some of these dealers!

Dave
__________________


Nights camped in 2013 - 55, 2014 - 105, 2015 - 63
Dave_Monica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 02:00 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alaska
Posts: 234
I was aware of the Holiday shut down periods... but this is the 1st time I have heard anything about a 4 week Spring shut down.

Seems if it was true it would be common knowledge... especially to the experienced folks on this forum.
__________________
sidney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 02:50 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by sidney View Post
Does anyone know anything about scheduled factory shut downs?

I spoke with an internet dealer and was told the Cedar Creek factory shuts down for ~4 weeks in the Spring. He was encouraging me to order now to avoid delays in delivery... said if I waited it would take several weeks longer for the factory to build a new unit due to heavy ordering for the summer season.

Is he blowing smoke?
I'd say blowing smoke. We ordered a Cedar Creek Jan 19 and it is due off the line Feb 22. So I know the factory is not shut down right now. And as someone else noted, I seriously doubt it would shut down during their highest order time.
__________________
WeRCreekers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 09:43 PM   #8
Member
 
mike1poles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 78
Simple - Call Cedar Creek, they will tell you! 260-593-2404, this is their main number.
Normal factory wide shutdowns are last two weeks of December and week around the 4th of July. At times they do roll back to 3 or 4 days, instead of 5 working days, if their orders are down. I know the folks at CC, would be more than happy to answer your questions, they are very easy to work with!

Hope this helps,
Mike
__________________
Mike and Judy
Wherever we are parked is our home
2009 - 36RD5S
2007 - Dodge 3500 6.7 Cummins
May God bless
WA8MRU
mike1poles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 09:51 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
BillyBass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Brownsville
Posts: 593
I would go to another dealer.If he feeding you this BS what will happen if you have a problem with the trailer.I can't see them being close down doing the beginning of the camping season
__________________

__________________
2012 21' FR Micro Lite FBRS
2005 GMC Sierra 1500
2012 24 nites 2016 16 nites
2013 25 nites 2017 19 nites
2014 14 nites
2015 16 nites
BillyBass is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:58 PM.