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Old 07-11-2016, 01:02 PM   #1
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The RV industry death spiral

There you have it....No holding back with Greg.

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Old 07-11-2016, 01:23 PM   #2
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Old 07-11-2016, 01:29 PM   #3
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I believe if the RV industry had to deal with the same lemon laws that the auto industry does, it would fix a lot of these issues.
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:38 PM   #4
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The RV industry death spiral - part 2

LOL......you go Greg.


I think its safe to say that Greg is not getting invited out to breakfast with Liegl or Martin anytime soon.

RV Death Spiral: Manufacturers in race to the bottom | RV Daily Report
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:50 PM   #5
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The RV industry death spiral - part 3

The last few paragrphs about Lipprt Components is special, and oh so true.

RV Death Spiral Suppliers in a tough spot | RV Daily Report
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Old 07-13-2016, 04:02 PM   #6
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Although his article has merit, he loses credibility when he says things like:

Paraphrasing here: an owner was pissed because his trailer was supposed to carry 18,000 lbs, but the three axles were 5,200 each... so his trailer could only carry 15,600.

Apparently this guy is out of touch himself. The 18,000 figure includes pin weight which is not carried by the axles.


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I read that article a couple of days ago and thought the same as you.
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Old 07-13-2016, 04:53 PM   #8
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Noticed it also, but following his writings for awhile I can look past something like that.......That exact same thing happens all time on this very forum. No one can deny the OEM provided tires in many cases are close to the weight rating and in some cases over, and its an industry wide problem. The guy hits the nail on the head much more than he misses, and he's not afraid to throw it out there unlike sites like RV business. They sugarcoat it all to make the industry look much better than it is.

I can't wait for the next chapter, and the upcoming one where he'll address how the buyer contributes to the mess. It is certain to be a doosie.
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He makes some very good points and remains credible by laying blame on all who may be contributing to the mess, volumes 1-4 and beyond.
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Tonight, I just happened to read Volume 4. Never caught anything prior. He touches on all of the hot spots about dealers in that volume. Thought about making a thread here with a link, but something made me not do it. Now that I have found this one, here is my two cents worth...

The upshot I took away from volume #4 was; The industry should be more like the automotive industry in regards to taking your warranty service to any "Authorized Dealer". That is how you build a brand...

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