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Old 09-18-2018, 02:26 PM   #1
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Thor is officially buying hymer

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Old 09-18-2018, 02:36 PM   #2
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So what are the betting odds on Hammill surviving this acquisition?


He has somehow managed it twice already, for some unexplained reason.
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So what are the betting odds on Hammill surviving this acquisition?


He has somehow managed it twice already, for some unexplained reason.
Thor 'modus operanidi' is to get rid of top layer.

However Roadtrek is a miniscule portion of Hymer. It will 'probably' be given to airstream which makes a B already to decide what to do with it.

The bigger question is what happens to ecotrek battery supply.which would be my biggest concern if i was owner of a Roadtrek with ecotreks
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Thor 'modus operanidi' is to get rid of top layer.

However Roadtrek is a miniscule portion of Hymer. It will 'probably' be given to airstream which makes a B already to decide what to do with it.

The bigger question is what happens to ecotrek battery supply.which would be my biggest concern if i was owner of a Roadtrek with ecotreks

Probably all true, and the ecotrek thing is a good point. I can't imagine that Thor is so clueless that they think it is a good, or even adequate, product, so the smart money would probably be that it will either be heavily redesigned or replaced. Their due diligence would certainly have gotten warranty cost information on the various products, and it must be a huge amount for ecotrek.



If Roadtrek goes to Airstream, but trailers go elsewhere, it would make even more questions about what happens to the Canada factories.
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Probably all true, and the ecotrek thing is a good point. I can't imagine that Thor is so clueless that they think it is a good, or even adequate, product, so the smart money would probably be that it will either be heavily redesigned or replaced. Their due diligence would certainly have gotten warranty cost information on the various products, and it must be a huge amount for ecotrek.



If Roadtrek goes to Airstream, but trailers go elsewhere, it would make even more questions about what happens to the Canada factories.
Roadtrek is still most of erwinhymerna. I doubt they would use their trailers. Thor has several trailer makers with mini lite trailers already in the market.


However since i was thrown off the main roadtrekkers facebook page i have no real clue as to what is going on. I think Greg Mchugh who is sill allowed on it could answer
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Maybe Thor will move their class B production to Canada. Then that space would be free at the AS facility to expand into the Hymer trailers.

I suspect our next class B will be from an Advance RV type upfitter.
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Maybe Thor will move their class B production to Canada. Then that space would be free at the AS facility to expand into the Hymer trailers.

I suspect our next class B will be from an Advance RV type upfitter.

the fate of the ecotrek battery is still the biggest issue
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the fate of the ecotrek battery is still the biggest issue
Does everyone have issues with their EcoTrek's? We haven't but our van is just 2-years old (2017) or is it more a concern for support down the road?
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Does everyone have issues with their EcoTrek's? We haven't but our van is just 2-years old (2017) or is it more a concern for support down the road?
your ecotreks won't last forever(probably). a roadtrek only accepts ecotreks. it would cost you money to change the system.

Roadtrek contracts out their manufacture to their specifications you just can't put on any lithium battery
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your ecotreks won't last forever(probably). a roadtrek only accepts ecotreks. it would cost you money to change the system.

Roadtrek contracts out their manufacture to their specifications you just can't put on any lithium battery

So you saying it isn't like a car where I buy an OEM lithium and flip it myself?
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