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#1 ckent323

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:54 AM

I saw a post today on the Four Wheel Campers FB page asserting that XP Campers is permanently closed and the assets are being liquidated.

I did some searching online and found no independent confirmation although the XP Camper forum page would not load so that adds credibility to the assertion.

If true this is a shame. I think the XP Camper design is among the best removable camper designs on the market. It is pricey and perhaps that is part of the issue.

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https://www.facebook...&type=3

Edited by ckent323, 22 July 2019 - 12:56 AM.

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 01:21 AM

That was the second facebook post I saw saying XPcampers is closing. Like you I haven't found anything to confirm it. 


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 02:19 AM

They closed in June.  Attached File  XP.jpg   66.57K   146 downloads


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 02:16 PM

Yup. I had dinner with Marc a couple of weeks ago. Couldn't make it work and he lost everything. A damn shame.


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#5 ckent323

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 07:26 PM

Ted,

That is a darn shame. He had an excellent product.

I hope he recovers financially quickly and I hope the assets are picked up by someone who will put the XP back into production (and maybe Hire Marc to consult or something).

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#6 roverjohn

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 07:40 PM

If I read that correctly it sounds like folks with deposits will be viewed as creditors. Ouch.


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Posted 25 July 2019 - 01:35 AM

roverjohn,

The law of bankruptcies. I do hope anyone who put money down for a camper will recover their deposit eventually (when the bankruptcy process liquidates the assets and pays off the creditors).

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 03:39 AM

it is sad. Marc's product was second to none !!!! And a builder who loved camping!!!!


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#9 roverjohn

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 01:55 PM

ckent,

I would think if liquidating the assets could come close to paying the creditors the company wouldn't have filed. I've heard the XP's are really nice, as they should be for $150K, but am I the only one who can't imagine anyone buying one?


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#10 cwdtmmrs

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 04:07 PM

I've heard the XP's are really nice, as they should be for $150K, but am I the only one who can't imagine anyone buying one?

 

I can't imagine anyone buying a new FWC either for what they cost. That's me. There is always a market for a quality, high end product regardless of price. From what I saw and read, the XP campers were in that niche for sure. Start up R&D, marketing and start up costs for XP must have been very high. Plus, it could take years for your product and name to become known and credible in any industry. It is sad when a forward thinking entrepreneur has to throw in the towel. Best of luck to Marc.


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