Travel Supreme Closes, Plans to Reopen Monday

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Luxury motorhome and fifth-wheel builder Travel Supreme Inc. unexpectedly closed down administrative and production facilities on Wednesday with plans to reopen on Monday.

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Worried

Golden, CO

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Jan 24, 2008
 
Whats going on at Travel Supreme? Financial difficulty is the word I'm getting, and also getting very worried because our 5th wheel is in the shop and they won't release it to us until WE pay for the warranty work already approved and done by Travel Supreme! Not acceptable. Anyone know of a good RV attorney or at least one that would be willing to take this to court?
Employee

United States

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#2
Jan 24, 2008
 
They are going to be back in production Monday! This is happening all over the industry. Newmar is shortening there production week as well as others! Monaco is cutting 20% of its workforce. No need to panic! this is a normal response to the slumping economy.
Worried and an Employee

Aberdeen, OH

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Jan 25, 2008
 
A tear comes to my eye when I think of relinquishing the last six years of my life over to this slumping economy. It's time to look for a new job and I will struggle to find one as stable as what this job used to be. God be with the families of those who work(ed) for Travel Supreme.
Concerned TSMH Owner

Boonville, IN

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Jan 25, 2008
 
Puchased a fifth wheel in 1999 and because of its quality, puchased a TS motor home in 2006. I'm concerned not only about warranty issues but for the employees. I hope they get their problems resolved and reopen on Monday.
Employee

United States

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Jan 26, 2008
 
If I Know Glenn Troyer, and Paul Miller as well as I think I do! Neither of them will rest until things are right. I know that every Employee and customer is in there prayers!!!! I have worked for many RV Mfgs. This has been by far the best!
To answer CONCERNED TSMH OWNER "Quality is the reason we will reopen Monday"
Mark Stienburg

Mchenry, IL

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Jan 26, 2008
 
The quality of the Travel Supreme product and it's fine employees will see it's way back to the market place shortly. A very satisfied owner.
Dick Cheese

Mchenry, IL

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Jan 26, 2008
 
Sold my Bago, looking for a good deal...

Ant TS's under quarter mil...

Dick
Nick Moore Colorado

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Jan 26, 2008
 
I can say from experience ... sometimes bankers pull plugs in response to market and economic conditions without respect to their customerís specific financial health. My guess is TS has been doing a respectable job navigating through a changing market and the bankers lost their nerve. Chickens! Dick Cheese should check out Country Roads RV for a deal on a TS MH. As for me I pray that TS will find a way to survive. They represent quality and value in an industry where quality and value seldom meet. I was in the process of ordering a TS when this broke loose.
Employee

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Jan 26, 2008
 
Nick, I have been an employee at TS for six years. The owners are two of the greatest guys I've worked for, And I owned my own construction company! They WILL reopen Monday!!! I can tell you that I have turned down several job offers in the past few months. I TRUST THESE GUYS!!! I have a mortgage two cars a wife and SIX children riding on it. Nick order that T.S.!!!
Nick Moore Colorado

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Jan 26, 2008
 
Employee, I tried and the dealer, Tom Raper RV says "no can do". I met Brad Whitehead in Denver and have emailed him hoping there is one in production that you could finish for me but no response. So I am on hold till monday. I am a self employed Sub. The River Canyon 36SATSO is our dream machine. Romans 8:28
TS for sale

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#11
Jan 28, 2008
 
Dick Cheese wrote:
Sold my Bago, looking for a good deal...
Ant TS's under quarter mil...
Dick
Call Holland Motorhome Sales, I know they have a pre-owned TS, because a friend of ours traded it in. Good luck.
Travel Supreme Motor Home

Boonville, IN

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Jan 28, 2008
 
Dick Cheese wrote:
Sold my Bago, looking for a good deal...
Ant TS's under quarter mil...
Dick
Dick, I may have what you are looking for. Write me at jnomlas@aol.com
don sheridan

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Jan 31, 2008
 
T.S. is one fine company. I have a 2003 5th wheel and have been treated very well every time I have had to go there which was seldom. They will bounce back. There workmanship is the best. don sheridan canton, mich.
Joyce

Orlando, FL

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Feb 7, 2008
 
I have been looking for a travel supeme selcet 5th wheel for a really good price. Either 2004-2005 I was wanting a 40 foot with the 4 slides,
This is the one that looks like the Travel Supreme Select motor home. We have a 1993 Teton that got destroyed with water that is in storage in the orlando fla area, but we cannot do anything with it, we traveled in it fo 10 years
and loved it. We are ready for something newer.
We also like the 2003-2005 motor homes, in the light wood. Do anyone know of some super prices on either of these?
For Sale

Lewisville, TX

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Feb 9, 2008
 
Joyce wrote:
I have been looking for a travel supeme selcet 5th wheel for a really good price. Either 2004-2005 I was wanting a 40 foot with the 4 slides,
This is the one that looks like the Travel Supreme Select motor home. We have a 1993 Teton that got destroyed with water that is in storage in the orlando fla area, but we cannot do anything with it, we traveled in it fo 10 years
and loved it. We are ready for something newer.
We also like the 2003-2005 motor homes, in the light wood. Do anyone know of some super prices on either of these?
I have a 2005 40KSTSO in mint condition that I would like to sell. It's not a select, but it is loaded. email me r-brantley@juno.com
Joyce

Orlando, FL

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Feb 11, 2008
 
R-Brantley
I tried e-mailing you but I don't think my e-mails are going out. If you could send me all the information about your 5th wheel I would greatly appreciae it. Any pictures and information would be great.

Thanks Joyce Ross

jjsross@citlink.net
RV-Form

Palm City, FL

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#17
Feb 23, 2008
 
Dear Worried, Try an attorney who handles breech of warranty under the Federal Magnusson Moss Consumer Protection Act.
Tommy Paul

United States

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#18
Mar 3, 2008
 
I have no doubt that TS will survive this economic downturn. This is a very well run company with all the right reasons to continue to be one of the highest quality rv manufacturers in the industry. I have had two TS motorhomes and have had wonderful experiences with them. TS technical support is superior to all of the manufacturer's service and support. Have patience and you will be thankful and satisfied.
Dennis

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#19
Mar 16, 2008
 
Even though we have had 2 Travel Supreme motorhomes, this latest development has made me decide to sell my new 2007 Select Limited. Besides the fact that I live in California and would rather not make any more trips to Indiana. Anyone interested in a purchase, please contact me.
FORMER EMPLOYEE

Saddle Brook, NJ

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Apr 16, 2008
 

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I NEW THIS WAS GOING TO HAPPEN 3 YEARS AGO.WHEN THEY ASSIGNED A CERTAIN PERSON, AS PLT. SUPERVISOR AND HIS BUDDY A FORMAN, I NEW RIGHT THEN AND THERE TRAVEL SUPREME WAS GOING DOWN THE TUBES. THERE WAS NO COMMUNICATION, NO ORGANIZATION, AND NO LEADERSHIP. THIS TWO GUYS ARE TOTAL MORONS, AND IF JAYCO KEEPS THEM IN THE SAME POSITIONS THEY'RE GONNA TAKE JAYCO DOWN ALSO. THIS TWO GUYS WON'T LISTEN TO NOBOBY, IT'S THERE WAY OR NO WAY,RIGHT OR WRONG, AND AS YOU ALL CAN SEE NOW, LOOK WHAT HAPPEN DOORS CLOSED.

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