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Old 02-23-2016, 03:10 PM   #1
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Default Wow, you guys called it - Roadtrek now part of Hymer!

Roadtrek now part of largest motorhome manufacturer in the worldRoadtreking : The RV Lifestyle Blog
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I think it was pretty clear what would happen. As predicted here.

Do you all think it will be for the better, or worse?
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I would not be surprised to start seeing the Roadtrek products drop off, one by one, as the new Hymer stuff is announced. Production capacity has to be re-assigned or new capacity created to bring all this Hymer stuff to market.
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Did not take much clairvoyance to see it coming...

After touring the plant last week, I can almost guarantee they will be expanding their production space somehow even if they eliminate current models. The place is packed to the gills currently...
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This calls two questions:
1) Can Americans be sold on the euro aesthetic and style of manufacturing?
2) Can Hymer succeed at reforming RT's shoddy construction habits?

In both cases, I hope so.
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I've looked at all the Hymer products and can only surmise the grass is greener because they are different. The only real difference they have is the Hymer Van which is a Class C in America but still has a more true van size than say LTV offerings. That concept can create better plans for true Van size especially for storage but was a concept abandoned years ago in American RVing I imagine because of better roads, RVing habits and American penchant for bigger is better.
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Great news except for one huge mistake, "Roadtrek’s management team remains".

Good luck with that one, Hymer.
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Great news except for one huge mistake, "Roadtrek’s management team remains".

Good luck with that one, Hymer.
No kiddin...
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Now that Hymer has a foothold on US/Canadian soil, I wonder when they can start doing true European rigs with the innovative floorplans.
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