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Read it here...interesting~~~

http://forums.woodalls.com/ind...70657/print/true.cfm

and this,too

http://www.rv-news.com/sept1996/stry2_3.htm


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Ok, I read it and it was interesting. Just one question... Why did Barth go out of business?

Fred & Cindy Cook
1990 32' Regency, Cummins


1990 32' Regency, Wide Body
Spartan Chassis, 8.3 CTA Cummins
4 Speed Allison Trans
South Central Missouri
 
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Good question... I think they had a niche and didn't know it, ie high end coaches 28-34 ft.

When they tried to go bigger they ran into competition from Newell, Prevost and coaches with slides. With rising fuel costs the bottom fell out of the RV market. They couldn't compete and didn't adapt quickly enough?


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86 Regal SE 33 Tag axle--"98" Monarch 37
Chev P3(7) 454TBI--------Cummins 8.3 300 hp
400 hp fuel injected-------6 spd Allison, Spartan MM
 
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There are many examples of companies that have failed soon after they were taken over.*
I think Aluminum Cruisers, Inc. was a situation similar to Barth. For many years, the company made high quality (but not fancy) well-built aluminum pleasure boats that bear the name Marinette (not to be confused with companies outside KY or TN).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marinette_Yacht

* Actually, the FAILURE is often IN PROGRESS when company is taken over and CESSATION follows.
 
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