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Re: Breaking News
« Reply #45 on: October 05, 2017, 11:03:51 am »
At the rally Mr. Brynes gave us the impression he was going to run the company and make RV's not sell the company off.   I have no idea why the new owner would fly 2,500 miles, stay in a campground with a bunch of his customers and spend literally hours asking us questions about what we thought (both good and bad) and actually listening to the answers and taking notes and then turn around and sell the company.  Doesn't make any sense to me.

Of course time will tell and even the best intentions do not always work out but my impression after visiting with Jim is that he is really excited to be the owner of Phoenix USA and to continue building a quality product.  He spent at least a half hour in my rig going over the customization's that had been made.  He asked me questions about why I wanted them done, how they were working out and how the customization process had worked between me and the factory.  Not the conversation I would expect from somebody who is going to flip the company in six months.

I do wish they would put out something official and actually announce the sale and introduce the owners.  Silence is never good for inspiring confidence.  But having been involved in similar situations I can imagine they have a lot going on just trying to get up to speed and understand what they just bought.  As others have already said random speculation does no good except to spawn even more speculation and rumor.

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Re: Breaking News
« Reply #46 on: October 08, 2017, 11:13:47 am »
Jim Byrnes was kind enough to drive my wife and me to the concert in Bend at the rally, and that, coupled with over an hour at Octoberfest,  :-D, gave us a chance to know him a little better.  He is a very sharp and personable young man, and I firmly believe, quite intent in building Phoenix, but for the better.  Yes, his partner has done a few turnarounds, and that may come later, but I don't think Jim has anything in mind but improving the company and product.
On product improvement, there are of course some areas, but I don't know of many RVs or trailers, that one can pick up at the factory, and a couple weeks later drive across our country from DE to CA with many stops in between for a month and a half and not have a malfunction or issue!!! 
Keep the faith, kids!!!

Jack

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Re: Breaking News
« Reply #47 on: October 08, 2017, 03:15:41 pm »
Thanks for your insight Jack, and Happy Birthday.. heard the unit we saw at the plant in July was a selfie birthday present.
Great Choice. And so good to have your insight. We met Mr Cooper at the plant when we were there Jul 24th.
Regards, Patricia
Patricia
A new day has dawned now only traveling with Miss Elle . Jim will be watching over us.

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Re: Breaking News
« Reply #48 on: October 09, 2017, 01:56:43 pm »
Thanks Patricia for the wishes -- yes, there goes the kids inheritance!!!
All the best,
Jack