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PostPosted: August 8th, 2016, 4:51 am 
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2000 diesel Concourse
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PostPosted: August 8th, 2016, 7:43 am 
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kdarling wrote:
Scott wrote:
Chinooks took twice as much time as other class Cs? Whoa. :o Why is that?


That was part of their claim to quality fame... that Trail Wagons spent more time on finishing the body than anyone else.

(Many of the lower priced competing brands are pretty well known for having build problems, from missing parts, to leaks, to drawers that fall off, to wiring mistakes.)



More relevant was that the Chinook construction was very different than most C2s. Building a one piece fiberglass body Chinook versus stud and panel typical C2 is one factor.

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PostPosted: August 8th, 2016, 2:58 pm 
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PostPosted: May 5th, 2017, 10:42 pm 
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Ran across some updated numbers I'd never seen before in the Tin Can Tourists wiki on Chinook.

According to an interview with the company owner, Chinook made up to 450 units a year during its heyday in the early 2000s.

It was also mentioned that it took up 900 man hours to make a top of the line model.

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