Ford (F -3%) says it will increase motorhome and commercial chassis production by 35% to meet...

Ford (F -3%) says it will increase motorhome and commercial chassis production by 35% to meet surging demand for recreational vehicles in the U.S. According to the Recreational Vehicles Industry Association, consumer demand for motorhomes bucked the trend of cautious consumer spending to rise 43% Y/Y in Q4. If the trend continues, Winnebago (WGO +2.9%) might put in another stellar quarter after the company smashed estimates in its recent FQ1.

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  • BucketShop
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    Shocker! After Obama / Govt Motors stopped all production of the 8.1 liter engine with the Allison trans for the Work Horse chassis Ford was the only player in the game for gasoline motorhomes.


    Good for Ford for not giving up on the RV industry the way that GM did.
    20 Feb 2013, 06:12 PM Reply Like
  • rv3lynn
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    Plus, all those retired and nearing retirement baby boomers are finally back in the market!
    20 Feb 2013, 10:10 PM Reply Like
  • frogola
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    I'd like to have one.
    21 Feb 2013, 12:20 AM Reply Like
  • BucketShop
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    Sadly the only power train that Ford offers for the class C is the lower horsepower / torque V10 with a 5 speed trans. The class C needs the higher HP/Torque V10.


    If they could get their V8 Power Stroke diesel into class A motorhomes they would really kill it.
    21 Feb 2013, 12:14 PM Reply Like
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