Don't know if y'all have been following the woes of the RV industry in the US. A number of manufacturers have been in trouble for a while. Some closed their doors last year, while others furloughed plants and workers for extended periods. Thanks to the banking/financial mess, what few buyers exist aren't able to get loans for their purchases, leaving dealers with large inventories which, in some cases, have to be re-purchased by the manufacturer. Meanwhile, new orders have all but dried up, so there's little or no demand for the factories. Country Coach in Junction City, Oregon went into bankruptcy last year. The latest casualty is Monaco in nearby Coburg, Oregon. They were on extended furlough and were hoping to get some financing that would allow them to stay afloat. Last year, they announced the closing of 3 facilities in Indiana, but then seemed to do an about face. This week, they issued termination notices to almost all employees, leaving only 140 admin and sales-related people who are charged with getting rid of the remaining inventory. Here's a notice on Monaco's web site, and here's an article on the web site of a local TV news. Be sure to watch the video also. Across the street from Monaco's facility in Coburg, Marathon Coach, a high-end Prevost bus converter, has been on furlough &/or reduced hours. Travel Supreme previously closed their doors, and several other manufacturers appear to be on the brink of going belly up. This a pretty sad state of affairs, and we can only watch and shake our heads as an industry literally evaporates.