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Old 09-26-2018, 06:08 PM   #1
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Thor just purchased Roadtrek.

Alot of people are getting class B's.
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Old 09-26-2018, 06:16 PM   #2
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Between Them and Hymer: it appears that Thor has their sights aimed right at the Class B marketplace...
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Old 09-26-2018, 06:24 PM   #3
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Thor's new company motto:

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Old 09-26-2018, 06:27 PM   #4
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Yup!

Who's next?



I think the sequence of events actually had EHG buying RoadTrek first... and then being swallowed-up by TMC
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Old 09-26-2018, 07:17 PM   #5
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I'm sure the prospective Roadtrek owners can't wait for the product to be Thored.
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Old 09-26-2018, 07:44 PM   #6
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I'd love to hear your definition of "Thored"...



...Within the boundaries allowed by common decency: of course!
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:10 PM   #7
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They are keying themselves and setting up for the next generation "The Mellennials"...the ones that don't want to own anything or be responsible for their future...the ones that think everybody else should be held responsible for all their mistakes. If they actually DO buy anything...it's tiny houses, little this, little that and micro everything.
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Old 09-28-2018, 01:41 AM   #8
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Thor just purchased Roadtrek.

They are too poor paying for your benefits! And they will be the ones keeping you alive. You are screwed! You better have money to tip well!
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.180849843342

https://www.businessinsider.com/mill...boomers-2018-5
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Old 09-28-2018, 06:20 AM   #9
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Now they can more Roadtrek quality suck.
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Old 09-28-2018, 12:28 PM   #10
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"They are too poor paying for your benefits! And they will be the ones keeping you alive."


Thanks for the fall out of my chair, rolling across the floor belly laughing!! This is good stuff!!
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Old 09-28-2018, 01:08 PM   #11
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My "Millennial" has already promised to take care of me.
He'll have a chair in the basement, and it'll be outfitted with a couple pairs of handcuffs!
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Old 09-28-2018, 02:03 PM   #12
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YEP, b/c that is where he will be living according to Gritz! He will move upstairs after you will him the house, but he will have to sell it in a year or two b/c he won't be able to pay the taxes!
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Old 09-28-2018, 02:27 PM   #13
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The joke will be on our kid: the house will be sold, and we'll be living in an apartment someplace warmer...
His house is sitting on 30 acres of some pretty nice farmland; just above Cobleskill, NY

So when I start to rot: the stench will be in HIS house...
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Old 09-28-2018, 03:09 PM   #14
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Interesting tidbits here...unfortunately NY is among the highest percentage. Look at the increased numbers from 2005 to 2016. Tell me there's not a trend going on here??? Sadly, they are only covering about 38% of the cost to house them. This situation will be interesting as the years ahead unfold. The next chapter and coming soon to an "already paid for lifestyle near you"...college kids. Has this generation been given a name yet?


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Old 09-28-2018, 03:50 PM   #15
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Gritz, you are correct, that is a big part of the problem, but it is multi factorial. Much like much of the rest of industry, Universities have way more high-cost administration that is raising college costs coupled with depressed wages for new grads coupled with exactly what you said, entitlement. I work in collegiate academics in Tampa, and prices for apartments around campus are close to 1k for brand new, 4BM and 4 bath suites- everyone needs their own bedroom. This gives people unrealistic expectations of what their standard of living when the get out of school. Education is also too lax in their standards for success. So when they get out the nicest place they can get is w/ their parents, and they are way too lax w/ them.

https://hbr.org/2016/05/what-millenn...from-a-new-job

https://www.jamesgmartin.center/2017...udents-suffer/

https://nypost.com/2018/05/22/parent...f-their-house/
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Old 09-28-2018, 04:32 PM   #16
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PEACE!! So true!! I trace it all back to the parents and lost values of our society. It is what it is and we'll deal with it and get through it...but, wow...it's taxing for those who have worked hard, fallen on our own and got back up and made something of it. There are times I'm so glad to be the ripe old age that I am.
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Old 09-28-2018, 06:11 PM   #17
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If you think that Education is too expensive: try out some ignorance for a little while....
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We need more van choices.
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Old 09-28-2018, 07:06 PM   #19
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What are you looking for?
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RoadTrek makes van campers. There’s a lot to discuss.

How about that RoadTrek mostly builds on RAM ProMaster and Mercedes Sprinter. The RoadTrek CEO a few years ago stated that van camper sales went in the toilet as costs climbed when Dodge got out of “cheaper” vans. Sprinter Euro vans (with high roof and great fuel economy) that replaced the old Dodge were an improvement, but too expensive for their size to grow van market.

He then said that the ProMaster, which cost a lot less than a diesel Sprinter, afforded them the option to return Class B van campers closer to their roots. After Hymer purchased RoadTrek, their combined sales in North America were about 3X that of Thor’s Airstream Class Bs.

Mercedes will be introducing cheaper vans with gasoline engines shortly, but is that enough choices? They’re still expensive. Ford Transits aren’t doing well, and ProMaster design is getting old. In what direction will Thor go?
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