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GDS-3950BH

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work2much wrote:

Alliance RV is selling units now. There are some dealers with small numbers on their lots but they are selling out very fast through the RV shows.

They are currently being produced at their smallish shop while their new production facility is being built, but they are manufacturing units for sale. They have at least 3 models they are currently showing (and selling) at the rv shows through their dealer network.

Here is a unit you can buy today.

https://www.cousinsrv.com/product/fifth-wheel/new?s=true&manufacturer=alliance+rv

No dog in this fight just stating facts. There really isn't a lot different that I see between these and Grand Design, Montana, Pinnacle or Vanleigh. Lippert frame, dexter axles, similar if not identical layouts, furniture etc..


That's interesting, whoda thunk? Not sure I would be up for laying down the coin for one of the first few to roll out of "their smallish shop while their new production facility is being built". Then again they may be the best RV ever made, but I highly doubt it.

It sounds like you have buyers paying for the privilege of being the short and long term testing departments.

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It sounds like you have buyers paying for the privilege of being the short and long term testing departments.


Just think Grand Design was a small start up just a few years ago. Grew big, cashed out and now they have a cult like following.

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Hammerboy wrote:

GDS-3950BH wrote:



It sounds like you have buyers paying for the privilege of being the short and long term testing departments.


Just think Grand Design was a small start up just a few years ago. Grew big, cashed out and now they have a cult like following.

Dan


Yep, and the first one we had rolled out the the factory door the end of the 2nd month the factory was open for business. I feel we were extremely lucky knowing what I know about issues others had roundabout the same time. Never joined the cult.

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Hammerboy wrote:

GDS-3950BH wrote:



It sounds like you have buyers paying for the privilege of being the short and long term testing departments.


Just think Grand Design was a small start up just a few years ago. Grew big, cashed out and now they have a cult like following.

Dan


Yep, and the first one we had rolled out the the factory door the end of the 2nd month the factory was open for business. I feel we were extremely lucky knowing what I know about issues others had roundabout the same time. Never joined the cult.


Yep, I never bought into the GD cult either. The reality is they are just another Indiana manufacturer that follows the same culture of the slapped together mentality with Lippert everything.

My guess is Alliance has seen the success of Grand Design and are trying to follow the same path of success until they can sell out for big $$. The bigger a company gets generally the worse the service is going to be. I do hope for all the best for them though.

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Bob Vaughn wrote:

Saw this new brand at the Tampa RV Super show........Damm what an improvement over the major name brands....

Can you tell us what the prices were like?
I was one of the early buyers of Open Range when they started. It seems it is better to buy from the upstarts when quality matters. Once a conglomerate buys them out you will get the same corner cutting cost saving B.S.


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schlep1967 wrote:

Bob Vaughn wrote:

Saw this new brand at the Tampa RV Super show........Damm what an improvement over the major name brands....

Can you tell us what the prices were like?
I was one of the early buyers of Open Range when they started. It seems it is better to buy from the upstarts when quality matters. Once a conglomerate buys them out you will get the same corner cutting cost saving B.S.

Apparently you didn't watch the YouTube video posted on page 2 of this thread. Shows list price and dealer price on a couple of them.
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When their homepage shows a picture of a fake office, that throws red flags to me.


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When their homepage shows a picture of a fake office, that throws red flags to me.


HA AH.. That is actually really funny! I had to go back to look at it. right down to the fake person and fake cars! ![emoticon]


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When their homepage shows a picture of a fake office, that throws red flags to me.


I think that's the architects rendition of their building under construction. Here is what the new facility is shaping up to be. Still Tiny compared to their competition but I guess they need to start somewhere. Despite that a lot of money is being spent.

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I'm sure it is the rendering of their new building. But that's a weird choice to put on your homepage. Why not just have pictures of your campers? Nobody cares what their office building looks like.

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