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has fleetwood stopped production on trailer models and is this a shutdown or more permenant
Updated May 13, 2017
ANSWER Hi Bunker, yes unfortunately Fleetwood Enterprises shut down their Travel Trailer Division in 2009. They filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Fleetwood Enterprises is home based out of Riverside California and has been producing RVs for over 60 years and they are still manufacturing motorhomes at this time.
The RV Industry as whole was hard hit by the rough economy back in 2007 through 2009 and many RV manufacturers declared bankruptcy and many more closed their doors permanently. Check out this list we have of RV Manufacturers that have closed their doors permanently. What RV Manufacturers Are Out Of Business?
2009 was not a good year for Fleetwood Enterprises, in January of that year their stock was delisted by the New York Stock Exchange. The over the counter shares at one point were only worth 1 cent. This was very sad considering that Fleetwood Enterprises was part of the Fortune 500 for 28 years. Back in 1998 Fleetwood had over 21,000 employees and in 2009 they fell below 3000 employees.
Currently the RV Industry is very strong. But it took many years for the RV Industry from that economic disaster. finally consumer confidence improved and people started buying RVs again, many of the remaining RV Manufacturers suffered the same fate as Fleetwood. Many RV buyers realized at that time that the economic doom and gloom of that period created a discounted RV market that that we have not seen since then. Read these two articles I wrote back then that showed how you could get extraordinary discounts back then. Can I Get 50% Off The Price Of A New RV Right Now? and Is Now The Right Time To Buy An RV?
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