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August '20

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42 • RV PRO • August 2020 rv-pro.com park models – thanks to 1,500 employees in 12 plants scattered across the country – several large facility owners buy multiple park models for rental purposes. "We were really going gangbusters on both sides of the business through the end of March, but when the coronavirus hit, things kind of slowed up the orders for campgrounds. Some of the owners that normally buy three or four (units) a year from us were saying, 'Hey, do we really need three or four this year or will we even get what we have rented?' "With that being said, in the last couple of weeks, it seems like it has all opened up again," Grymonprez told RV PRO in early June. "All the dealers are saying the cus- tomers are coming in like crazy and we're starting to get calls from campgrounds and resorts saying they want to get their rental units on order. We're seeing a big swing in the economy right now." Of the units not sold via dealers, all but 10 percent are put into rental pools; the balance is sold to individuals wanting Skyline Champion's talented workforce in Texas have a solid track record of building park models. Nationwide, the company employs 1,500 people at its 12 plants across the country. Skyline Champion's facility in Mansfield, Texas, is massive, giving the company space to build park models in a variety of sizes and widths, as well as the ability to build units with a higher roof pitch.

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