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Buddy Wallace 07-13-2017 09:38 PM

First Redwood
 
Who owned Redwood between Cameo and Crossroads?

Bama.Craig 07-13-2017 11:17 PM

Hasn't it always technically been Thor?


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travelin' texans 07-14-2017 04:12 AM

I didn't think/know it was ever a Cameo. Tom Montague came from Carriage after they were history as GM of RW & he wanted to bring the Carriages back to life under Thor, but it never got done til after he went to Heartland doing Landmarks. If I'm correct the Cameo/Carriage line is gone again, I think now their design may have been gobbled up by the Lux brand. They were, to my knowledge, building RWs at Crossroads in Topeka from the get go. Hoping someone with better knowledge than I will chime in & correct me if that's not the correct turn of events,

Bama.Craig 07-14-2017 10:38 AM

https://rv-pro.com/features/qa-redwoods-don-emahiser

Article & interview with Don Emahiser from 2011


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Bama.Craig 07-14-2017 10:39 AM

https://rv-pro.com/features/qa-redwoods-don-emahiser


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Bama.Craig 07-14-2017 11:05 AM

I am attempting to post an interview with Don Emahiser I found from April 2011. For some reason this forum is not allowing me to post the link.

Not sure when they moved it under Crossroads but it has always been owned by Thor at the top.
Put https:// in front of this.

rv-pro.com/features/qa-redwoods-don-emahiser


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piper guy 07-14-2017 12:53 PM

To my knowledge Danny's got it right. Redwood has always been a Thor owned company, then became a division of Crossroads and then Keystone. It has always had its own General Manager. Tom Montague started it, Andy Cripe screwed it up royally, and Ryan Juday is doing the best he can to fix the Andy mess without putting it further into red ink.
Original plant was not in Topeka (can't remember the little town right now) but production was moved to Topeka about 2 1/2 years ago.

Cameo / Carriage was a plan of Tom's but as Danny said, it never materialized. We were shown a pre production unit at the Rally about 4 years ago and most of us weren't really impressed. It just kind of went away..........

atom ant 07-14-2017 02:21 PM

Just some interesting history of Redwood

Redwood RV | RV Business

Looks like July 2010, Redwood RV was a start up division of Thor as a high end luxury fifth wheel company.

In February 2012, Redwood won the rights to the Carriage name through auction. Cameo was part of that. I think it was around then the divisions were Carriage, Inc., Crossroads RV, and Redwood RV, all under Thor. All merged sometime in 2013, with Redwood as a part of Crossroads RV.

The latest division merge under Thor - bringing Redwood under Keystone management. I lost track at that point.

Ford truck guy 07-14-2017 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by atom ant (Post 75715)
Just some interesting history of Redwood

Redwood RV | RV Business

Looks like July 2010, Redwood RV was a start up division of Thor as a high end luxury fifth wheel company.

In February 2012, Redwood won the rights to the Carriage name through auction. Cameo was part of that. I think it was around then the divisions were Carriage, Inc., Crossroads RV, and Redwood RV, all under Thor. All merged sometime in 2013, with Redwood as a part of Crossroads RV.

The latest division merge under Thor - bringing Redwood under Keystone management. I lost track at that point.

Thanks Brad, that is a good read !

bergeman 07-14-2017 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by atom ant (Post 75715)
Just some interesting history of Redwood

Redwood RV | RV Business

Looks like July 2010, Redwood RV was a start up division of Thor as a high end luxury fifth wheel company.

In February 2012, Redwood won the rights to the Carriage name through auction. Cameo was part of that. I think it was around then the divisions were Carriage, Inc., Crossroads RV, and Redwood RV, all under Thor. All merged sometime in 2013, with Redwood as a part of Crossroads RV.

The latest division merge under Thor - bringing Redwood under Keystone management. I lost track at that point.

Great read. One sentence caught my eye "The 38GK also offers two bathroom vanities, up to four TVs and several of Redwood’s core standard build items including Level Up, flush mounted windows, and whisper quiet AC."

Where would the 4th TV go in a GK?

atom ant 07-14-2017 07:49 PM

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Great read. One sentence caught my eye "The 38GK also offers two bathroom vanities, up to four TVs and several of Redwood’s core standard build items including Level Up, flush mounted windows, and whisper quiet AC."

Where would the 4th TV go in a GK?

Back in 2013 they offered a 2nd TV in the living room, although I have never seen one. It went in the cupboard opposite the kitchen and I might have considered it if I had known it was available. The outside TV in the basement is one option we did get, before they moved them to the slide, and eventually off the list altogether.

Jim & Mary 07-14-2017 08:03 PM

Brad

Thanks for that interesting link. It is a great read. My brochure shows that TV opposite the kitchen, but like you, I've never seen one in the flesh.


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