Originally Posted by TIMEMACHINE
...Anybody have any idea what the latest production statistics are from Jackson Center? Maybe someone whos has recently been to the factory heard some numbers??
gave it my best shot in post #2...
thor doesn't file its annual report till late september.
over all back log (unfilled dealer orders) is down about 1/3 so far this year...
total sales is down 10-13% partly boosted by the purchase/assimilation of another brand.
the company has more CASH in hand, than a full year of a/s sales...
so again a/s is just a sliver of silver in the gold pile.
the top 10 a/s dealers (by units sold) for fiscal '07 are...
california rv sales
a/s of arkansas
perhaps in that order.
while a/s of spokane also claims to be a 'top 10' on their website, so who knows...
the top 10 dealers might account for more units sold, than the next 80 dealers or so combined...
maybe we could call EACH of the top 10, get their data and cook up a total
in june the factory looked slow, the number of units on the line looked much thinner,
and folks didn't look happy.
i heard murmurs of a few layoffs and that production was down 15% or so from the high of 2006 already posted...
which is still many more units than 3-4 years past.
safari sports and dwr and ccd v.2 were all in production...
but the highest dollar 34s and s/o units were no where on the line.
the new euro/asia units were in production and rolling out the door,
i was told a/s was expecting to build a total 5-600 units for export, for the year.
IF that's even a close to correct figure then n.a. sales and production is down many 100s of units.
i'll be starting a new thread on this true 'international unit' soon...
so stay tuned.
sorry moosetags but there is just no % in tellin' everyone that asks...
'how many rear door, 25s with blue interiors were made?'
a/s may be the most recognized brand and shape in the rv world,
and their production data may be the most guarded.