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Old 09-18-2008, 05:02 AM   #43
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Ray,

With all due respect, that is old, and inaccurate data.
Teton (or what was Teton) will probably continue to build oil rig units (under another name) But Teton as we knew it is likely gone.
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Old 09-18-2008, 02:06 PM   #44
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This is from the RV Industry News--

Teton Homes shuts its doors, voids warranties
(Sept. 17, 2008) -- Company officials at Teton Homes in Casper have been telling customers in no uncertain terms that the 41-year-old luxury travel-trailer business is closing its doors, according to several of those customers. The customer comments are in line with a statement by a Teton Homes employee who answered the phone Monday and said the company is going out of business, and warranties on all Teton Homes products are void.
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Thank you Doug. I read that article elsewhere and just copied it to this thread for authentication, which you have-obsolete news.
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Frankly, the only thing that surprised me is that Teton remained in business as long as they did.

Bought out by a far away capital investment company...

Extremely high labor turnover...

Resulting quality issues...

Manufacturing in a goegraphically remote region...

Resultant rapid escalation of MSRPs...

The writing was on the wall for some time. Too bad many were not able to read it sooner.

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Old 09-23-2008, 07:58 AM   #47
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by bstark:
Here's my feelings on buying a new one: why not?
If the savings are subtantial enough, you can eat a lot of repairs and still be money ahead. Most of the things that go wrong or are wrong already upon delivery are easily repaired by owners themselves which is what most of us have done with our previous trailers anyway to avoid that demeening service counter experience with the guys that are supposed to know how to repair them actually making a hash of it anyway. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

What's going to happen if you have an accident or clip a tree and need body panels/parts/caps???
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If you hit something and break the front or rear caps save the parts. This is what I was told by our local HR dealer about our alpenlite. chevman
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