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Old 09-23-2015, 04:51 PM   #1
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It is absolutely mind blowing what the European manufacturers can come up with for the interior design of the Ducato/Promaster!

This is why I'm glad that Hymercar is finally in North America - it will force all of the domestic Class B companies to pull up their socks and become more innovative.

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It will be interesting to see how they do and how much they change to adapt to US market. There are many posts on this forum about Euro design and Euro RVs.

One big question is how they will price out, both MSRP and off the lot.

Other concerns that come up are cassette toilet size vs holding tank size, A/C (which is on the Elkhart Hymers), water and gray water capacities, battery system type and size, solar options.
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It will be interesting to see how they do and how much they change to adapt to US market. There are many posts on this forum about Euro design and Euro RVs.

One big question is how they will price out, both MSRP and off the lot.

Other concerns are cassette toilet size vs holding tank size, A/C (which is on the Elkhart Hymers), water and gray water capacities, battery system type and size, solar options.
Yeah, I didn't see a solar option on the Grand Canyon, so that's one thing that the Zion has over it.

I do love the fact that the GC is four seasons!
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Hopefully, part of the Trade Show tours is not just to find the right dealers, also to hear more from dealers on what they think on "what sells".
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Hopefully, part of the Trade Show tours is not just to find the right dealers, also to hear more from dealers on what they think on "what sells".
Yeah, I'm sure some of the American dealers will give them a earful.

"Gosh dang it Gunther, y'all didn't include a microwave and solar panels?!"
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Why would they need to talk to dealers about what sells? They already have that data. All they need is buy in from dealers. Their focus should be on beating Winnebago.
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Why would they need to talk to dealers about what sells? They already have that data. All they need is buy in from dealers. Their focus should be on beating Winnebago.
Do they? I would imagine much of their sales data in from the European market.
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Why would they need to talk to dealers about what sells? They already have that data. All they need is buy in from dealers. Their focus should be on beating Winnebago.
I would think it helps to have a dealer who wants to sell your product. Of course the financial part of the deal matters, too.
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Do they? I would imagine much of their sales data in from the European market.
Of course they do. Hymer is a massive company. They are most likely going after Winnebago.
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