Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Alpine Coach Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-03-2007, 07:32 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
rvskipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Lakeport & Palm Springs, CA
Posts: 125
Is Western Rv still sound?
There website seems model years behind.
Is there a new website?
__________________

__________________
Rich & Diane

Baxter the Cat
rvskipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-03-2007, 07:32 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
rvskipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Lakeport & Palm Springs, CA
Posts: 125
Is Western Rv still sound?
There website seems model years behind.
Is there a new website?
__________________

__________________
Rich & Diane

Baxter the Cat
rvskipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2007, 08:26 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Auburn, CA, Havasu, AZ & Mulege, BCS
Posts: 5,217
I sent Burk Morgan @ WRV an email on that a coupla days ago. He responded that the company has a new marketing firm working on an overhaul as we speak.
__________________
Baja-tested '08 2-slide 36'
Alpine: The Ultimate DIY'er Project
EngineerMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2007, 05:41 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Chambersburg, PA
Posts: 246
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rvskipper:
Is Western Rv still sound?
There website seems model years behind.
Is there a new website? </div></BLOCKQUOTE> Yes I also spoke to Burk and was assured the same, And WRV is working very hard on being better and better and growing stronger everyday and adding several new dealers. I think you will all be very pleased with WRV's progress in the near future.
__________________
RVRONINPA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2007, 09:11 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Auburn, CA, Havasu, AZ & Mulege, BCS
Posts: 5,217
Scuttlebutt from Camp WRV- They leased a large unoccupied facility formerly known as Ace Hardware, probably a distribution center, when it came on the market. They are moving all operations there including the service center.

Current focus is on process & QA/QC in the manufacturing end. As managerial focus allows, attention is directed to service center issues. Max, formerly running service, is heading up rally service and otherwise on the road to work w/dealers on service and warranty issues. Burk Morgan was outa town enticing new dealers to carry Alpines and thereby expand the market (see evidence above regarding new dealer in PA; reportedly others to follow soon). I met w/Phil Matoon who currently heads the service center; Phil remembers more about our coaches than most of us combined have forgotten (really, the man's memory is impressive). Also reported is that all service emails received get reviewed by Phil before being routed for action (I assume that is factual until I get sued otherwise). Richard Fish met at least one owner (who asked for an appointment) in the week we were guests @ WRV, and welcomed constructive advice about the service process. He noted to the guy "most people come in here to complain; you are the first person to offer a proposed solution in a long time." I guess nobody demands an appointment to say how great a job they are doing.

The morning coffee was always good, and the Washington apples were crisp & sweet. But sweetest of all were the great comrades in the parking lot, who we look forward to seeing again soon (Larry- I have your wire strippers; I'll give 'em to you in Ensenada in February if we don't run into each other sooner).
__________________
Baja-tested '08 2-slide 36'
Alpine: The Ultimate DIY'er Project
EngineerMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2007, 12:16 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Abington, PA
Posts: 1,103
Engineer Mike, congratulations on your new coach. It sounds terrific. I love the smart slides with 9 back fusions they sound like a blessing. Please keep us all informed with your progress reports and congratulations again. We do as noted by others put a great deal of respect in your comments. They are very worthwhile and extremely beneficial to all.
__________________
Ted & Carol Ulmer
2005 Alpine 34', 34FDDS
2006 PT Turbo pusher
Ted III is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2007, 02:34 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Oregon Coyote's Avatar
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northwest Oregon
Posts: 181
Whatayatryintodo Ted? Make Mike's head so large he can't get thru the door of his new coach?

Norm
__________________
2001 Alpine 36 FDDS 350 SeaGreen/Mendocino 74263
FMCA ACA NOWACA
Oregon Coyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2007, 07:39 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Tom and Patty's Avatar


 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,850
Norm,

The doors are 4" wider!!!

Sorry to hear you are selling your coach, but glad you are back on the forum.
__________________
Tom, Patty, Hannah "The Big Dog" and Abby Kat, Indianapolis, Indiana 2000 36' FDS 72232 Our Photos
We live out in our old van. Travel all across this land. Drive until the city lights dissolve into a country sky, me and you - hand in hand.
Tom and Patty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2008, 04:51 AM   #9
Junior Member
 
mrmotorhome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Chico, CA
Posts: 4
Take a look - a new website! - www.wrv.com
__________________
mrmotorhome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2008, 04:52 AM   #10
Junior Member
 
mrmotorhome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Chico, CA
Posts: 4
Take a look, a new website - www.wrv.com
__________________
mrmotorhome is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2008, 10:46 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 122
Because the RV business has had its share of bankruptcies over the years and because I now have a warranty backed by WRV , I wondered about the financial situation with WRV. Some owners said they had difficulties getting warranty items paid in a timely manner, and this is usually not a good sign so I researched Monomy. Although it is hard to say for sure, since they are a private firm, but they seem to have the financial backing. This is their investment philosophy if you are interested:
"Monomoy is a financial buyer, and we produce financial returns for our investors by selling our portfolio companies at a prudent point in our ownership. We will own portfolio companies as long as we can add value through business improvement or strategic acquisitions - a period that can range from three to seven years. We typically sell our companies to financial or industrial buyers."
No big surprises but it does look like the slow pay is more a function of management issues than shortness of cash.
__________________

__________________
ClarkBowen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Apine Coach" decals MAC&ANNE Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 3 08-31-2008 10:46 AM
Newer Coach Owners, Our Coach-Net from WRV IS NOT VALID!!! dgerstel Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 8 04-19-2008 11:52 AM
New Coach Batteries Not Powering Coach challengerros MH-General Discussions & Problems 14 02-23-2008 08:02 PM
Coach Batteries Not Powering Damon Challenger Coach challengerros Thor Industries Owner's Forum 6 02-11-2008 08:38 PM
Hub Caps for 2001 Apine Coach PatColau Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 11 07-12-2007 06:03 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.