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Old 03-07-2009, 11:47 PM   #1
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What are fg trailer sales doing these days? Are Casita, Scamp, Escape still having backlogs? What about used FG? Is it still retaining value as it had before the recession?

Any news on the Bigfoot sale? Will Bigfoots be manufactured again?

thanks for the update.
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:53 PM   #2
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Looks like more on the market at anyone time, that I can remember. Casita and Scamp have quite a few units on the lot, which is unusual. So I don't see any backlogs, supply and demand I guess.
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Old 03-08-2009, 12:15 AM   #3
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According to another forum, Casita has many trailers for sale on their lot, some of which are advertised on Craigslist. Don't know whether they are from canceled orders. Wait time for a custom order is now weeks rather than months.
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Old 03-08-2009, 07:13 AM   #4
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News from the Escape forum says delivery for a trailer ordered right now is July. That could be due to Reace and gang concentrating on building the 19 & 13 footers or just so many folks want an Escape they are running at full manufacturing capacity (which I hope is the case).
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:11 AM   #5
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I believe that Escapes delivery date issues are directly related to the size of their staff.
They DO NOT have the labor sources (and facility size) that the larger trailer manufacturers have/had (in the case of Bigfoot).

IMHO: Keeping things small might mean better quality control/better product output???
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:52 PM   #6
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IMHO: Keeping things small might mean better quality control/better product output???
Being smaller makes it easier to manage and control, but you are still faced with the same issues. I'm a one man operation with custom made products. There is always somebody that wants something yesterday, there is always a bill that needs paying, you are always assessing your final product to both the customers and your standards.

IMHO Quality control is more influenced by management than size. Yet we must be cognizant that one substandard unit in a small production facility represents a much larger percentage of measurable standards than in a large facility.
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Old 03-08-2009, 09:21 PM   #7
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Reace just posted on the EscapeForum, they're running a full production schedule and now trailer deliveries are pushed clear to August 5.
"We will have a 13', 17', 19' and a 5.0 on display at the Humdinger!"

Show is in Chilliwack March 19-22. Sure hope someone from the forum is going and can come back and get us all a report!
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:39 AM   #8
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And we want pictures of them all
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Old 03-09-2009, 02:22 PM   #9
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The fate of Bigfoot RVs is still up in the air. A quote from BOCI:

"Many thanks go to Bruce Paracholski, former Bigfoot Industries Design Manager for keeping us updated on developments with the Company. Per Bruce, the new owners of the Bigfoot Name, Molds, Intellectual Properties, Web Address, etc., are actively trying to sell these items to a manufacturing company based in the Okanagan Valley. Many of the former Bigfoot employees have indicated that they’d be interested in working on Bigfoot RV’s again."
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