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DCFIREMANN

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Trip to Bushtec
« on: June 19, 2017, 08:55:05 AM »

A week ago I made the trek to Tennessee to Bushtec. I was going to drop off my trailer to have it painted. I was greeted by Keith who I met in Sturgis last year. I actually met my local dealer there and helped the Bushtec crew set up the site. I asked before we did anything was to tour the facility. They were more then accommodating. Keith also told me not to expect much as they were doing some reorganizing of the shop and finishing the concrete floors. I was very impressed with the operation especially the final paint area. They had a lot of bodies already out of the mold and primed sanded and prepped for painting. They also had a few frames already built and ready for bodies.

Bushtec was sold and they are trying to get the entire operation up and running smoothly. The original owners son Andrew has come back to work at Bushtec. Bustec is now trying to focus on CUSTOMER SERVICE. When you call you may talk to Stoney, Todd or Andrew and occasionally Keith.

After the grand tour Keith and I went out and looked at my trailer and discussed what I wanted done and the other options I wanted on the trailer. After running the numbers Keith asked me if I thought about trading in and buying new. I told him no I was happy with what I had. He then ran the numbers on a new unit. They made me one heck of a deal I could not walk away from. They gave me more for my Turbo then I paid for it. When it was all said and done the new trailer was $200.00 more then it was going to cost me to paint and add options to my existing trailer. So I placed the order and will be picking up my new trailer in a week. After the sale the painter Duane came out and we went over the design. I was very pleased with how professional he was.

All in all it was a great trip and they are working on bring Bushtec back to where it was years ago. Rumor has it they are going to be building there own pop up camp trailer. I have a few pics I am going to try to post later today.

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Re: Trip to Bushtec
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 09:04:42 AM »

Great to see Bushtec returning to their former greatness. Nothing like having local owners committed to quality and customer service. I've been to the factory many times and have taken friends there also. Always greeted with a friendly smile and treated well. Enjoy your new trailer.


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Re: Trip to Bushtec
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 11:30:06 AM »

I went to the factory to pick mine up in early '07 and was treated pretty much like that as well.  If I remember correctly, I placed my order over the phone a couple days before Christmas '06 and talked to a member of the family to do it.  Spent close to an hour on the phone with them.  It was a very pleasant and comfortable experience.  They gave me a tour as well when I picked the bike up and the production manager (can't remember his name but everyone who met him thought he was awesome) showed me everything about the trailer and hookup process.  It was a nice experience, but this was 10+ years ago now.

It sounds like they were listening to old customers and reading the forums and decided to change things with the family re-acquisition.  All this sounds good and promising! 

And of course, we want to see pictures of the finished product when you get her back!
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Re: Trip to Bushtec
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 11:34:12 AM »

The Bushtec office is just 30 miles up the road from me so if anyone needs anything when down to pick up their new trailer/service/issues, just let me know and I'll see what I can do. 

I've had three Bushtec trailers over the years.  ALWAYS good dealings with them although it's good to see the "boys" back... :2vrolijk_21:
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Re: Trip to Bushtec
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2017, 10:02:37 PM »

Got a call from Bushtec today to let me know I can come down and pick up my new trailer anytime next week. I think I am just a little excited.

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Re: Trip to Bushtec
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2017, 10:04:43 PM »

Got a call from Bushtec today to let me know I can come down and pick up my new trailer anytime next week. I think I am just a little excited.

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Re: Trip to Bushtec
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2017, 10:08:51 PM »

I HOPE NOT!!!!!

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Re: Trip to Bushtec
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2017, 08:09:57 AM »

Kinda getting excited now. Bushtec called me on Friday to let me know that the trailer would be done late Monday and be ready for pickup. I may ride off The Mountain Monday or very early Tuesday.

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