Is coleman campers in trouble?

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  1. hvac1877

    hvac1877 Old Dominion Iron Chefs Highland Springs, Va

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    found these links on the web
    ftca

    ftca transportation

    Peter & Amy, 2008 2407 Starcraft <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp">, 2003 Dodge Ram Quad Cab 4X4 <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle"> 08 nights <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_camping.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Camping"> -14 2009 nights booked -11
     
  2. silvermickey2002

    silvermickey2002 Morris County, NJ

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    I wonder how much of the debt was inherited from Fleetwood. Also, I would think that the new owners need to cut costs in order to stay in the market. Either they start cutting saleries or next week everyone will be unemployed! I'm sure the trailers are'nt flyin out the door nowadays!!

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    2002 Ford F150 Supercab 4X4
    2008 Fleetwood Seapine
    Nights camped in '08 - 17 nights in PUP & tented 7 with Boy Scout Troop
     
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    darkrt New Member

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    Have to wait and see how that one plays out.


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    kjmpdm New Member

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    We ordered a 2009 Westlake on February 23rd, and word today is that it will be completed on Friday and sent to our dealer that day (we are in PA). Our salesman said that production had shut down for a week or so - probably because of the labor dispute - they thought we'd have it last week. We are getting it fit-out with A/C so won't be picking it up till 3/28 - will let everyone know if there are any "issues".

    K&P and TREE
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    2003 Honda Odyssey
     
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    I hope nothing happens we have enough people with out jobs as it is

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    bigdad Well-Known Member

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    Both side need to talk, but the union could be out of work. the company got to make cuts it order to survive these time Ford,GM are making cuts with the union.
     
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    theseus Centerville, OH

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    Fleetwood is in trouble, but not Coleman Popups as they aren't owned by Fleetwood anymore.

    Check out this thread that is already going...

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  8. Digger

    Digger Foothills of Central Virginia

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    The Union dispute wouldn't concern me as much as the unpaid transportation invoice...large unpaid bills are often a bad sign for a company....however it could all be connected, as there is a possibility of two sides playing against the middle...

    The issue of how much debt came to FTCA (Blackstreet) as a result of the purchase from Fleetwood, is an interesting one...and could have much to do with the current situation. Any company that is heavily leveraged right now is struggling with the tight credit market.

    hmmmm.....

    ~Cheers~ <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_scooter.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Scooter"> Ðigger
    '04 Fleetwood Westlake (StonyBlue)/'02 Ford E-150
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    FTCA- the owner of the old Fleetwood Folding Trailers and Coleman popups is having troubles just like every other RV manufacturer.
    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out if you're not working - you're now going to buy anything- much less a popup or other RV. I used to be in th RV industry- but got out before it went south. I regularly talk with people at the mfrs and its really bad in RV country Indiana. Coachmen is in trouble,Fleetwood has troubles, etc etc.
    I hope the New Coleman (FTCA) keeps plugging along and keeps building them.
     
  10. Luv2ridebikes

    Luv2ridebikes New Member

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    In this economy, management and employees need to reach out to each other. If you are sitting here in northern IN, having an open plant producing product is a minor miracle. The RV industry is going to be a different landscape after this recession. The survivors will have made tough and cooperative choices involving everyone.

    Steve & Deb (boys are grown & gone)
    Aspen & Riley (the 4 legged children)
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