Aspen Trailers Shuts Down Production


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Aspen Trailers Shuts Down Production

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Aspen camping trailers have shut down production. They will still offer parts support for now. You have to contact by email only. The phone has been shut down.

It's a loss that will be missed. They are great trailers.
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This like so many other companies are forced out or forced to raise prices due to the rising cost of doing business here in the US. The America tax on imports has raised some of my own supplies as much as 150% which has to be passed on or absorbed. I fear more bad news is to come.
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Sorry to hear Aspen Trailer has gone out of business. Their Customer Service was some of the best I have ever encountered. My first two camping trailers were an Ambassador and a Sentry. Now have a Kompac Kamp camping trailer.

Incidentially Wing Admin bought the Sentry many years ago when I decided to go smaller due to a planned Canada/Alaska trip. Glad to see he's gotten plenty of use out of it.
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Calman wrote: Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:02 am Sorry to hear Aspen Trailer has gone out of business. Their Customer Service was some of the best I have ever encountered. My first two camping trailers were an Ambassador and a Sentry. Now have a Kompac Kamp camping trailer.

Incidentially Wing Admin bought the Sentry many years ago when I decided to go smaller due to a planned Canada/Alaska trip. Glad to see he's gotten plenty of use out of it.
Oh yeah, that's for sure! I love this thing...
















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I liked my Sentry also.
I made my own 'continental tire kit' for it.
I shouldn't have sold it......
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What a shame to loose such a wonderful company and product. I purchased my Aspen Sentry in 2008. my wife and I went across Canada from Vancouver Island to Cape Breton in 2009 towing it with my VTX 1300 and my wife on her Vulcan 800. We had many years of wonderful times camping in this unique tent trailer. Best product out there.








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I bought a Bunkhouse and then they went out of business. Hopefully Bushmaster can help but who knows. Guess I better learn to sew when I need a new cover.

Those are some impressive trailers as is the Aspen. I'm sorry to see it go.

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#####UPDATE#####
ASPEN HAS NOT SHUT DOWN!!!
They had to stop production of the completed camper sales as Illinois has gone wacky and decided Aspen has to get a Dealers License to get titles on the trailers. They are still open to sell parts. You just cannot buy a complete trailer with a title until it all gets straightened out with the state new regulations.
At this point you have to contact by email.
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newday777 wrote: Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:49 pm #####UPDATE#####
ASPEN HAS NOT SHUT DOWN!!!
They had to stop production of the completed camper sales as Illinois has gone wacky and decided Aspen has to get a Dealers License to get titles on the trailers. They are still open to sell parts. You just cannot buy a complete trailer with a title until it all gets straightened out with the state new regulations.
At this point you have to contact by email.
Do you have confirmation of this? Their own Facebook posting says that licensing fees and poor sales volume means they will not be manufacturing trailers anymore. As recently as a week ago, they mentioned on their Facebook page that the business may be up for sale.

It's beyond me why any business continues to operate in Illinois. So many have fled the state.
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Location: Milford NH summer/fall & Oceanside, CA winters(N San Diego) with lots of miles riden between
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1983 GL1100A Wineberry 36,000 miles

1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

Past rides
1999A Restored from PO neglect & sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

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WingAdmin wrote: Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:15 pm
newday777 wrote: Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:49 pm #####UPDATE#####
ASPEN HAS NOT SHUT DOWN!!!
They had to stop production of the completed camper sales as Illinois has gone wacky and decided Aspen has to get a Dealers License to get titles on the trailers. They are still open to sell parts. You just cannot buy a complete trailer with a title until it all gets straightened out with the state new regulations.
At this point you have to contact by email.
Do you have confirmation of this? Their own Facebook posting says that licensing fees and poor sales volume means they will not be manufacturing trailers anymore. As recently as a week ago, they mentioned on their Facebook page that the business may be up for sale.

It's beyond me why any business continues to operate in Illinois. So many have fled the state.
I was in contact with Peggy this past week on fb. She didn't say it may be up for sale. That is always a possibility if the state refuses them dealership license to get titles or it becomes cost prohibitive.
Like California and NY and many other states run by corrupt politicians, the cost of doing a legitimate business has come to the point where many are leaving or shutting down because of over taxation and insurance costs to fund the pockets of the state officials private pet projects.


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