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Old 04-06-2021, 09:53 AM   #1
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Order Lead Times on Cherokee Alpha Wolf TT

I ordered an Alpha Wolf 26RB-L in early February from a dealer who up to now has been forthright. The salesman did say it would be 6 weeks until FR would issue a VIN number and a production schedule. It has been 8 weeks and the dealer has not received a word back.

I have been reading that there have been big factory production delays, although not from official avenues. Has anyone heard the same, different?

I'm under the impression that the dealer is becoming aware as the delays occur. Its possible that they do not wish to deliver bad news. Can anyone add some facts?
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Old 04-06-2021, 10:37 AM   #2
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Late January/early February orders are currently expected to be delivered in the June timeframe, according to other reports.
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Old 04-06-2021, 10:43 AM   #3
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That's about what the salesman says. Although he is also saying that he is not getting consistent lead times between brands.

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Old 04-07-2021, 08:56 AM   #4
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Just Purchased 26bhd-L

We just purchased 2 days ago and were instructed not to expect anything until late July to possibly late August.
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Old 04-07-2021, 09:04 AM   #5
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I ordered an Alpha Wolf 26RB-L in early February from a dealer who up to now has been forthright. The salesman did say it would be 6 weeks until FR would issue a VIN number and a production schedule. It has been 8 weeks and the dealer has not received a word back.

I have been reading that there have been big factory production delays, although not from official avenues. Has anyone heard the same, different?

I'm under the impression that the dealer is becoming aware as the delays occur. Its possible that they do not wish to deliver bad news. Can anyone add some facts?
Sounds like your salesman is quoting pre-Covid times. COVID has thrown production time estimates out the window. (Yes still and not just for RVs)

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Old 04-07-2021, 03:07 PM   #6
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We reached out to him this week and he basically said the same thing. No consistency across the board; it's impossible to tell when. Wish me luck, we are supposed to get a schedule next week.

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I ordered an Alpha Wolf 26RB-L in early February from a dealer who up to now has been forthright. The salesman did say it would be 6 weeks until FR would issue a VIN number and a production schedule. It has been 8 weeks and the dealer has not received a word back.

I have been reading that there have been big factory production delays, although not from official avenues. Has anyone heard the same, different?

I'm under the impression that the dealer is becoming aware as the delays occur. Its possible that they do not wish to deliver bad news. Can anyone add some facts?
I was at the Cherokee plant 2 weeks ago, you would be surprised at how many trailers are just sitting on their lot waiting for parts. It's not always the manufacturer's fault. They will build a trailer but will not ship it until everything is installed. I saw several trailers that only needed curtains, go figure. The shut downs last year had a huge domino effect, still not caught up yet.
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Old 04-07-2021, 04:33 PM   #8
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Patience is king!

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R-pod 180 on order here, from Amarillo....ordered March 2, 2021 and also awaiting delivery.....apparently, there was a fire in Goshen that caused a delay with R-pod's sidewall construction......anyone have info on R-pod production? Told by the dealer to expect delivery mid-May.
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Old 04-08-2021, 12:17 PM   #10
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I read an article that said the other plants are distributing the work for the laminating plant that burned down. Supposedly, it will not be delayed. However, my understanding is that FR run their brands like separate companies as far as production is concerned. There are different lead times for different brands.
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