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Old 02-08-2016, 11:50 AM   #1
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New President at Crossroads RV

ELKHART — Thor Industries announced a series of organizational changes late Friday at Keystone RV Company, Dutchmen Manufacturing and CrossRoads RV.

As part of the organizational changes, Ryan Juday will become president of CrossRoads RV, assuming responsibility for all of CrossRoads’ operations in Topeka, Ind.

Juday, a 14-year Keystone RV sales veteran, most recently served as group general manager for the Fuzion, Sprinter and Springdale brands. Juday will be supported by the key members of Keystone’s operations team to foster improvements in manufacturing operations, quality and product development at CrossRoads.
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Old 02-08-2016, 01:26 PM   #2
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I have a bad feeling about this....... Although I have NO personal dealings with Keystone , I have several good friends that absolutely HATE dealing with them ..

I really hope they prove me wrong....


On edit - I agree with Brad ,perhaps my feelings are because a management team of low/middle end line will soon be telling the owners of HIGH END units what is best for them and their units..?
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Old 02-08-2016, 01:55 PM   #3
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I admit I had good luck with my Keystone products (Montana), and what I really liked was that they weren't married to Lippert and weren't afraid to drop them and go look for a competitor product when they weren't satisfied with the quality (i.e. Mor-Ryde, Dexter, etc.). I don't necessarily like where they took Montana (definitely middle of the row).,

However, Keystone is big, and I have no experience or feedback from the Fusion, Sprinter, Springdale product. I'm a little concerned that a tin sided RV company management team is here to fix quality on a luxury RV line. Would have much rather heard the Teton, or DRV Manager was coming over. About the first time I see a "flat back" Redwood on the line up with a rear fiberglass cap as an option, I'm moving on
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Being a former Montana owner, I'm still a member of their forum and the question of Montana/Keystone quality keeps popping up all the time. Also many long time Montana owners now own SOBs because of issues. Soooooooooo, fasten your seat belts and see where the Redwood ride takes us.
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As long as they don't mess with the relationship between us and Christian... that is working out fantastic and should not go away.

She gets us!!!!
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Being a former Montana owner, I'm still a member of their forum and the question of Montana/Keystone quality keeps popping up all the time. Also many long time Montana owners now own SOBs because of issues. Soooooooooo, fasten your seat belts and see where the Redwood ride takes us.
AND - - - That is exactly why and how Grand Design was started... The 3 who started it were Keystone executives and did not like the way the direction that Keystone was heading...
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Here is a link to the complete article from The Elkhart Truth the other day:

Elkhart's Thor Industries makes personnel moves - Elkhart Truth

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That's a real disappointment .......

When Redwood started they were going to be different.......apparently those days are long gone and to make matters worse DRV (a great product and competitor) has been obsorvbed into the mess as well. I guess the motto of the RV industry is to buy out the competition and then bring everyone down to their raunchy level.......lowering the standards and disregarding customer exspectations. I guess we can only hope that new competition causes soom sort of challenge to the powerful companies.

This worries me a great deal.
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As long as they don't mess with the relationship between us and Christian... that is working out fantastic and should not go away.

She gets us!!!!
No worries- They'd have to pry Redwood out of my cold, dead fingers ;-)

We're staying positive and hopeful over here! Not a lot of information yet on what the next steps will be for the product...but I'm encouraged already at the involvement and experience that I've seen coming in with the "new guys".

Will keep you guys updated as I know more!
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The one thing that made me almost walk away from buying a Redwood was the four letter word that is attached to it. THOR. I am still feeling the guilt of going against my teaching and speaking the four letter word. So.... Here we go.....
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