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Old 08-25-2007, 11:42 PM   #41
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...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??
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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...

colonial
southwest coaches
bates
sutton
california rv sales
toscano
a/s of arkansas
revolution rv
bill thomas
randall noe

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.

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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.
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:41 AM   #42
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That was the correct order for the Top 10 in Airstream, Inc.'s fiscal year...

They send out a monthly top 10 to the dealer's and a/s of spokane was in the top 10 for May 31 thru July 31...actually #10

Good job Spokane!!! Keep those Airstream's streamin off the lot!!!

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Old 12-16-2007, 10:32 PM   #43
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:31 AM   #44
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It is almost over

Well, the year is almost up, at least the calendar year, does anybody out there in AS Land know what the final number of Airstreams produced was for 2007. What was the number one produced model?

My guess is 1930 units and the 25 FB Safari was number one model in terms of produced quantity.

Who else wants to guess or better yet, who knows?

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hi time'

i'm sure u realize 2007 (j-d) includes 06 and 07 units.

ok, here is another question for production stat junkies...

which years (select 2) were the all time peak production?

at ~5000 total a/s units year.

hard to believe they were at that level for a time, but it's true....

maybe.

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Old 12-22-2007, 01:57 PM   #46
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hi time'

i'm sure u realize 2007 (j-d) includes 06 and 07 units.

ok, here is another question for production stat junkies...

which years (select 2) were the all time peak production?

at ~5000 total a/s units year.

hard to believe they were at that level for a time, but it's true....

maybe.

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Old 12-22-2007, 02:44 PM   #47
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2007 USA estimated census 301,139,950.
Population of Canada 33,390,141.

If 2000 AS were produced in 2007. That equals one per 167,000 people. Not counting overseas populations.
Diamonds are much more common.

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hi time'

i'm sure u realize 2007 (j-d) includes 06 and 07 units.

ok, here is another question for production stat junkies...

which years (select 2) were the all time peak production?

at ~5000 total a/s units year.

hard to believe they were at that level for a time, but it's true....

maybe.

cheers
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I am gonna guess it was 1971.

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There have been 285 AIRSTREAMS Built between January 1st 2007 and October 31st. This came from a dealer publication. The top 10 dealers (there are approximately 75 dealers in the US) sell almost 90 percent of all AS sold in the US.
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Airstream avg production rates for the year 2007 were 35 units per week.
In 1971 production rate for the Jackson Center plant was 20 units per day.California was building approx. 16 units per day.
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Airstream avg production rates for the year 2007 were 35 units per week.
In 1971 production rate for the Jackson Center plant was 20 units per day.California was building approx. 16 units per day.
20+16=36/day
36*5=180/week
180*50(weeks)=9000/year
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well the year 'guesses' are all close....

there is a '9' in the answer...

dford' your number is off by about 1400 units...

and i've got this sneaky felling that lynn...

works in the service center

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Ya know....I saw them numbers in black and white. And tomorrow I am going back to the guy who showed me the article and publish it here if HE has it. I swear....285 units through Oct. 31 is what the article said. One dealer I visited a month ago shopping for AS told me they made 2500. But that doesnt make sense since the largest dealer in the country sold about 70 airstreams last year and the guy who told me HE was a top 10 dealer only sold 24 last year? Someone needs to get a handle on these numbers. This isnt top secret stuff...someone knows.

I was in the traler life forum some time ago and this subject of production came up about Airstream. Someone had production numbers for quite a few years. Those numbers ranged from 1,600 units a year to as few as 425 in some recent years.
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Airstream production for 2007 averaged around 130 units per month. These are real numbers,for me I believe.
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Id bet U are close. Lynn has carefully hidden her location. When Marylou and I were there in Sept our guide on the plant tour(D0N) told us about 35 units a week. Someone mentioned automation. They did have the 2mil router/saw installed and running .IT cuts out all the counter tops and cabinetry. Just pop in a piece of laminate and a few seconds later WALA a countertop. Its really neat.There were a few things we missed that our infamous OSHA will not let us close too that I would like to see but OH WELL.Oh that 35 units a week is in 4 1/2 days their go home at 1 on Friday.
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Oh that 35 units a week is in 4 1/2 days their go home at 1 on Friday.
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I guess they work 9 hour shifts and 4 hours on Friday. I know when I was there they break together and take lunch at the same time. They have a bell that rings and everything. I'm pretty sure they aren't union, though. From what I've read, unions have tried to organize but were always voted out by the plant workers...seems they are content with the "deal" Airstream already gives them and the unions can't offer that much more.
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ok what is the answer oh mighty one

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well the year 'guesses' are all close....

there is a '9' in the answer...

dford' your number is off by about 1400 units...

and i've got this sneaky felling that lynn...

works in the service center

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So is that a hint that 1969 is the magic year of high production?
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So is that a hint that 1969 is the magic year of high production?
If that's the case 1/2 of my guess in post #47 would be correct, but for some reason I have a suspicion it's another ?9.

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If that's the case 1/2 of my guess in post #47 would be correct, but for some reason I have a suspicion it's another ?9.

Barry

Then again the "9" could be as in "19XX", a trick clue to say the least. Of course the answer HAS to have a "9" in it. 2air, you are one slick streamer.

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