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Old 06-28-2018, 01:37 PM   #51
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I just had a sensor replaced in my Chevy 170RT. It was related to the steering wheel and required dropping the steering column. Because of the numerous changes to the wiring by RT, they had to keep it overnight. When they called, they said that it was taking about 3 times as long as they didn't want to mess up the conversion work. It is still under warranty from GM, but I expected that they might bill me for the extra time. I called RT and asked... they told me that they would cover the extra charge under their 6 year warranty.

But... Chevy ate the extra time... which was nice. This probably varies from dealership to dealership.
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Old 06-28-2018, 04:36 PM   #52
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I don't get it. In late 2017 they announce Hymer dismissed from Master Upfitter program. On March 15, 2018 MB does a press release announcing the partnership in the design of the new Sprinter with Hymer and the fact Hymer is the largest customer. Why form a design partnership with a Company you dismiss from your Master Upfitter program? (If it is only about money MB would't dismiss Hymer.)

We are missing some key information.
That press statement by MB Van head Volker Mornhinweg appears to reference Hymer AG signing the contract to buy several thousand of the new Sprinter front wheel drive 'tractor head' units to build semi-integrated (Class B+) small motorhomes for the European market.

MB Sprinter's new fwd tractor head unit allows them to compete with Fiat's Ducato head units for low-floor motorhome market share in Europe for the first time. FWD Sprinters will not be sold in North America, and in fact I don't think any tractor-head units have been available since the VW Eurovan / Rialta units from the early 2000s.

Hymer AG has a very different model line than Erwin Hymer Group North America.
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I'm pretty sure that Hymer is buying a license to cover their entire umbrella of companies. I wouldn't read anything into Roadtrek being "dismissed", as that probably is simply a nice way of saying they didn't pay the fee, so they are released from the program as Roadtrek.
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There was no mention of Roadtrek. It was Erwin Hymer Group of North America, Inc.
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Old 06-29-2018, 01:02 AM   #55
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I'm pretty sure that Hymer is buying a license to cover their entire umbrella of companies. I wouldn't read anything into Roadtrek being "dismissed", as that probably is simply a nice way of saying they didn't pay the fee, so they are released from the program as Roadtrek.

BINGO - I think that is the most likely scenario.


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Old 06-29-2018, 01:10 AM   #56
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There was no mention of Roadtrek. It was Erwin Hymer Group of North America, Inc.
Roadtrek is now just a brand owned by Erwin Hymer Group of North America, Inc.

http://www.roadtrek.com/news-events/...eaders-choice/

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