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Old 11-14-2016, 06:22 PM   #71
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as part of the expansion and since these trailers are made to order...perhaps ETI will install live cams in manufacturing so buyers can watch THEIR trailer get made live... start to finish ....

but then again after seeing that youtube time lapse video of a Jayco trailer being made..swore to never buy that brand!

still think it would be cool for a buyer to see THEIR trailer get made live though...
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Old 11-14-2016, 07:15 PM   #72
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Unless Thor buys them.
One hopes they continue to own ETI from our standpoint, however, one caveat from the big entrepreneurs is you want to build a business up and try to time selling it. If you don't you risk riding it back down. Many family run businesses fall victim to staying in it too long. Occasionally, some beat the odds, but not often.
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Old 11-14-2016, 07:16 PM   #73
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Unless Thor buys them.
I can't afford to....
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Old 11-14-2016, 07:29 PM   #74
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Funny you posted that Thoer---I was thinking of my sisters BIL Thor and knew he wouldn't!!! (but he already lives in Chilliwack)
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Old 11-14-2016, 07:44 PM   #75
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Unless Thor buys them.
DON'T SAY THAT! That's been one of my fears for a long time. When I first met Reace a few years ago I asked him if ever planned on selling; "nope" was his answer thank goodness.
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Old 11-14-2016, 10:44 PM   #76
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They have children. Maybe they will want them to carry on the business. It's a great business to be in.
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Old 11-14-2016, 10:50 PM   #77
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They have children. Maybe they will want them to carry on the business. It's a great business to be in.
10,000 American baby boomers turning 65 every day--- for the next 15 years. Somewhere in there is a great market for travel trailers.
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Old 11-14-2016, 11:00 PM   #78
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10,000 American baby boomers turning 65 every day--- for the next 15 years. Somewhere in there is a great market for travel trailers.
Good point. In addition, there are some younger people who know about Escapes and are logical buyers for "used" units to keep the pipeline flowing. There's a number of people who don't believe bigger is better too. Plenty of market, good product. I've sold family business produced products and watched the decline in service, especially parts and tech support when they sell out to a big, faceless outfit.
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Old 11-14-2016, 11:28 PM   #79
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10K boomers turning 65 every day, wow. A ready market. That is their biggest single age group of buyers, I believe, from the small sampling taken on the forum way back. Escape has a real family business going and it could just continue that way for a long time.
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Perhaps Escape could offer stock shares to trailer owners, that way they could raise capital but still retain control and the stock owner can share in the profit via dividends.
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