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Old 09-16-2019, 08:47 AM   #1
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WBGO buys Newmar!

This just in.

Now we know why Winnebago changed course and shuttered the Junction City production plant.
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:00 AM   #2
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I think you are going to see a number of changes in the product line, product mix, and how Forest City is utilized as well. Everyone forgets the WBGO is more than just Forest City - it is a billion dollar plus recreational manufacturer.
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:12 PM   #3
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I read about this in a few places. Reactions seem positive for current Winnebago owners and apprehensive for Newmar Owners. I agree with CreativePart at this explains a lot of actions taken by Winnebago and Im glad to see them focusing on Class As, after purchasing Grand Design and the CrisCraft.
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Hopefully it will be good for both Winnebago and Newmar and, most of all, their customers.
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Old 09-22-2019, 05:50 PM   #5
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Winne Horizon vs Newmar

Went to an RV "show" yesterday put on by Guaranty RV from Junction City (Oregon). OMG! They had brought maybe seventy units down. Two hundred miles! Painful to imagineClick image for larger version

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They had lots of Newmars. In one spot they had three side-by-side, very similar, all three were NEW, but on was 2018, one was 2019, and one was 2020. The 2020 could make you high just by going into it. Glue fumes were over-powering.

They had a 2019 Winnebago Horizon. MSFP of $490,700 and a show price of $343k. That seems like a huge price cut on a brand new Horizon. Over $147k discount!
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Old 09-22-2019, 06:12 PM   #6
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I hope they improve the quality of Newmar. I have a friend who paid 400 large last year on a brand new one and has had nothing but trouble. Electrical - lights that work today but not tomorrow - shower that suddenly leaks - water hose under the slide that kinks and leaks - a thermostat that failed 'on'. Based on his experience and Newmar's customer service I would never buy a Newmar. Ever! I wouldn't accept it if he gave it to me. YMMV.
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Old 09-23-2019, 12:04 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by creativepart View Post
This just in.

Now we know why Winnebago changed course and shuttered the Junction City production plant.
I hope it works out and quality doesn’t suffer. I heard when they bought Country Coach there was a lot of problems.
I hope they start building more of a selection of Class A’s. I always liked the Journey and now they aren’t making it anymore. The Horizon feels a little cold as it is ultra modern.
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