Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class C Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Closed Thread
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-09-2009, 08:27 PM   #1
Senior Member
Darryl's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Smyrna, GA
Posts: 230
Chevrolet discontinuing Kodiak chassis

Saw this news today:

Chevrolet’s Kodiak and GMC’s Topkick medium-duty truck lines will be phased out by July 31 after General Motors Corp. was unable to locate a buyer for the two divisions.
According to a story Monday (June 8) in Automotive News, GM had been searching for a buyer for its medium-duty truck business ever since the divisions began losing money in 2005. A tentative deal was struck in 2007 with Navistar International, but it expired last summer without a final sale reached.
GM’s decision to jettison the money-losing business segment was apparently fueled by its bankruptcy filing last week. The company had already decided to shed its iconic Pontiac automotive division by 2010, and its Hummer division is in the midst of being sold to a Chinese manufacturer of heavy equipment machinery. A third GM nameplate, Saturn, was sold to Penske Automotive Group Inc. last week.
Although the Kodiak was a popular platform among RV manufacturers and offered owners a dependable truck-based “C-plus” motorhome with increased load-carrying capacity, sales of the Kodiak and its GMC counterpart fell off sharply in recent years. According to GM CEO Fritz Henderson, GM sold about 30,000 units in 2007, but that number dropped to just 20,000 vehicles last year as the country entered its worst recession since the 1930s.

Smyrna GA
Darryl is offline  
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 06-10-2009, 05:09 AM   #2
Administrator in Memoriam
Route 66's Avatar

Newmar Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Newark, DE
Posts: 25,910
This is being discussed here.
Adios, Dirk - '84 Real Lite Truck Camper, '86 Wilderness Cimarron TT, previously 4 years as a fulltimer in a '07 DSDP

Route 66 is offline  
Closed Thread

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
Workhorse LF72 Low Floor Bus Chassis DriVer Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 10 06-23-2007 11:41 AM
WORKHORSE CUSTOM CHASSIS SERVICE BULLETIN - 60701-T DriVer Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 183 05-17-2007 06:42 AM
Forest River on new Workhorse UFO™ rear gas chassis to debut at fall RV Shows DriVer RV Industry Press 14 09-19-2006 01:44 PM
2007 Spartan Chassis Usage in Newmar rebelsbeach Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 1 06-11-2006 07:53 AM
Workhorse's 100,000th Chassis Marks Six Years of Groundbreaking Innovations DriVer RV Industry Press 0 06-03-2005 03:05 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:46 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.