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    Vanleigh, the towable division of Tiffin, announced they are shutting down. And so it starts.
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  • #2
    hate to hear this but it comes as absolutely no surprise .... they were a good company that produced good quality campers ....I tend to believe that good used ones will do very well in the preowned market
    Jim
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    • #3
      Interesting .... the link above has been deactivated and a Google search turned up no info related to Vanleigh shutting down .... it will be interesting to see what happens
      Jim
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      • #4
        Originally posted by JEBar View Post
        Interesting .... the link above has been deactivated and a Google search turned up no info related to Vanleigh shutting down ....
        Saw that very thing earlier. I'm guessing there is some last minute investors discussions happening...
        Never heard much about the brand... but taking your word... sure hate to see good products / good OEMs go away.
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        • #5
          their story is all tooooo typical .... one of the younger members of Tiffin wanted to go out on his own and get into producing high quality towables in keeping with Tiffin's motor homes .... he started out with high hopes but quickly ran into more than he anticipated .... the core personnel stepped in and made it a part of their company .... over time the market went through period where it was hard to sell high dollar units .... Thor stepped in bailed them out ..... as usual, part of the deal being that the original Tiffin folks would still be running the company and would maintain their traditional quality .... soon that passed by the wayside, quality sagged, customers complained, an sales plummeted​ .... according to the article, a decision had been made to drop the towables .... historically, seeing the process occur in their motor homes will probably happen .... as noted in my earlier post, earlier units in really good condition will probably be in high demand
          Jim
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          '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
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          • #6
            Still around elsewhere:
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            • #7
              thanks for finding that link
              Jim
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              '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
              '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
              '16 Camaro RS

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              • #8
                Article is back up. Don't know how long it will last this time. Strange it was pulled yesterday,
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                • #9
                  Apparently Vanleigh didn't get the word they are shutting down. There is a very detailed six page article on their 5th wheel model 42 RBD Beacon in the Feb 23 FMCA magazine....now called "Family RVing." It's pretty well loaded and has some big numbers: length 42'6", GVWR 18,500, MSRP $174,293, price as tested $188,122.
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                  • #10
                    at that price they ain't gonna sell many .... but .... at that price they probably don't need to sell many
                    Jim
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                    '07 Freightliner Sportchassis
                    '11 Chevy Silverado 1500
                    '16 Camaro RS

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                    • #11
                      Magazine articles are typically written / proofed / and sent to publishing a 2-4 months before they print - especially for a smaller distribution magazine.
                      Not saying that is indeed the case here... but entirely possible.
                      Jeff, Julie, Cameron, & Taylor Lockhart - Wauconda, IL

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                      2011 Jayco 365BHS 5'er: "Cram-A-Lot Inn"

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                      • #12
                        CEO of Vanleigh yesterday, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST8QaD_eAew
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                        • #13
                          Well... I'd say that pretty much confirms it.
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