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Old 02-11-2014, 06:40 PM   #1
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Monaco Shut Down

Apparently the Holiday Rambler and other brands that Monaco built has shut down. It was reported that they closed the plant of the tow-able lines Monday without notice.

I had talked with a few people that were impressed with the 5th wheels that Holiday Rambler was starting to put out. Sorry to see another company "bite the dust".
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:40 PM   #2
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Years ago we almost purchased a HR TT. They were nice units.
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Per a news brief it was a financial decision as the towable sector was less than 2 % of their total sales, so they decided to drop them.
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Per a news brief it was a financial decision as the towable sector was less than 2 % of their total sales, so they decided to drop them.

Now it's going to be 0% with no hope of growing it.
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Old 02-12-2014, 12:55 AM   #5
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They want to devote 100% to their motorized section. We did look at one of the new HR 5ers at one of the Rallies, price started around 150K and up from there.
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Old 02-12-2014, 01:46 AM   #6
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I guess that's the same thing Newmar did but HR has a bad reputation right now with shutting down and not honoring warranty work. If I was in the market for a motor home, I'd stay away from HR.
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Old 02-12-2014, 03:31 AM   #7
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Just read an article on how they closed the doors and the employees arrived at work to be met with security guards and a person from inhuman resources giving out letters how to apply for UI.

If that's how they treat employees, I would not want to be a customer.
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At least they got 60 days severance pay. While that doesn't make up for a lost job its still far better than a lot of people have gotten the past couple years. It was probably less of an impact than trying to run for 60 days knowing they were closing the doors.
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I wish them all well and hope they find new employment. Been through that and it sucks. Started working for my self and had no one to blame but ME.
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That 60 days of severance is required by law via the WARN Act. They are obligated to provide 60 days notice of provide 60 days severance pay. Not a good deal for anyone but at least the employees received 60 days pay and the freedom to start an immediate full time job search rather than continue reporting to a bad work situation for an additional 60 days.
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