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All Pro and Trail Gear?
« on: Mar 06, 2018, 08:13:09 AM »
I was just on APs site and it says they are joining with TG?
I am out of it/ didn't see that coming.

I haven't purchased a ton from AP but I've been eyeing their front bumper for my 85 4runner....I might need to get it now before any "efficiencies of TG mass production" kick in.

I know some like TG but i prefer MC and others.
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Re: All Pro and Trail Gear?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 06, 2018, 08:27:48 AM »
BAD NEWS!
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Re: All Pro and Trail Gear?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 06, 2018, 09:09:53 AM »
I would assume this is part of a retirement strategy. Move to where you want to retire and then work towards a buyout. TG got the Longfield name because his wife needed to money after his death. I don’t fault either situation and it’s smart business for TG to get everything they can. Doesn’t mean we have to like TG.

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Re: All Pro and Trail Gear?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 06, 2018, 11:13:40 AM »
Does anyone know why all pro moved back to California from Montana?

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« Reply #4 on: Mar 06, 2018, 11:34:20 AM »
 I just called the All-Pro phone number and it rang through to trail gear. The trail gear representative said that as of today all communications are being patched over to trail gear. Unfortunately the TG rep did not have the details on why they decided to combine but he was able to tell me that everything that all pro sells and manufactures is coming over to them.  It sounds like all pro is basically closing shop but keeping the brand alive along with top management and maybe design team?

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Re: All Pro and Trail Gear?
« Reply #5 on: Mar 06, 2018, 11:47:47 AM »
Does anyone know why all pro moved back to California from Montana?

Probably the reason was winter :).  Also he moved to the Bitterroot Valley, which is full of California and even has bad traffic, relatively.  So you get the depressed economy and long winter of Montana with the rat race feeling of California, the worst of both places.  The obvious fix after you realize this would be to either move east of the divide in MT to get away from the CA, or go the other way and move back to CA and get rid of the winter and depressed economy.

Also compared to CA there is no wheeling in MT.
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Re: All Pro and Trail Gear?
« Reply #6 on: Mar 06, 2018, 11:52:50 AM »
I forgot to add that the trail gear representative said that they are expecting all pros inventory to be arriving today at TG. He also stated that that all of their jigs and other manufacturing equipment is in the process of being shipped up to Fresno.

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« Reply #7 on: Mar 06, 2018, 12:26:51 PM »
Probably the reason was winter :).  Also he moved to the Bitterroot Valley, which is full of California and even has bad traffic, relatively.  So you get the depressed economy and long winter of Montana with the rat race feeling of California, the worst of both places.  The obvious fix after you realize this would be to either move east of the divide in MT to get away from the CA, or go the other way and move back to CA and get rid of the winter and depressed economy.

Also compared to CA there is no wheeling in MT.

I don't know how any sane person could live in Montana
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Re: All Pro and Trail Gear?
« Reply #8 on: Mar 06, 2018, 12:35:46 PM »
I could if it isn't the city.
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Re: All Pro and Trail Gear?
« Reply #9 on: Mar 06, 2018, 01:07:52 PM »
Bummer, other than Marlin, you could trust the All-Pro parts and the customer service was always good.  I did want one of their bumpers, was saving my coins, oh well, some other company please make a better one for my 85' (Hint to Marlin).   :turtle:
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Re: All Pro and Trail Gear?
« Reply #10 on: Mar 06, 2018, 02:10:09 PM »
I don't know how any sane person could live in Montana

Hah. the rest of us think the same about SoCal. I may despise the cold, but I'd rather be in Montana any day.
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Re: All Pro and Trail Gear?
« Reply #11 on: Mar 06, 2018, 02:16:46 PM »
Hah. the rest of us think the same about SoCal. I may despise the cold, but I'd rather be in Montana any day.

Ha, I knew I'd phish you out. An obvious joke calling H8PVMT insane which he is.
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Re: All Pro and Trail Gear?
« Reply #12 on: Mar 06, 2018, 02:26:38 PM »
Bummer, other than Marlin, you could trust the All-Pro parts and the customer service was always good.  I did want one of their bumpers, was saving my coins, oh well, some other company please make a better one for my 85' (Hint to Marlin).   :turtle:

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Re: All Pro and Trail Gear?
« Reply #13 on: Mar 06, 2018, 07:24:53 PM »
Dont worry we are still here, and are going strong.

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Re: All Pro and Trail Gear?
« Reply #14 on: Mar 07, 2018, 12:26:42 AM »
Hah. the rest of us think the same about SoCal. I may despise the cold, but I'd rather be in Montana any day.

I will gladly stick to northern california, where we get winters (sometimes) and summers.  Just not thrilled about the heavy political influence from mid to so cal
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Re: All Pro and Trail Gear?
« Reply #15 on: Mar 07, 2018, 07:04:04 AM »
That SUCKS!! 
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Re: All Pro and Trail Gear?
« Reply #16 on: Mar 07, 2018, 07:32:45 AM »
Any idea if there are plans to sell the weld-in "Turtle" plate again?

Who knows, very possible. Just have to keep a watch out for whats to come.  Many irons in the fire right now.   :eyebrow:  :shhh:
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Re: All Pro and Trail Gear?
« Reply #17 on: Mar 07, 2018, 06:53:25 PM »
Dont worry we are still here, and are going strong.
I should have said Front bumper, I already have the Awesome wrap-around Marlin rear bumper and sliders, just need the matching and Awesome Front Winch Bumper, with Turtle, Please.  I need something to put my Marlin Fairlead on.   :biggthumpup:
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« Reply #18 on: Mar 08, 2018, 05:51:55 AM »
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Re: All Pro and Trail Gear?
« Reply #19 on: Mar 08, 2018, 01:37:02 PM »
Does anyone from Marlin Crawler have industry insider information that they can reveal?  Too bad MC does not have mass manufacturing capabilities, then maybe AP could have merged with MC.

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Re: All Pro and Trail Gear?
« Reply #20 on: Mar 11, 2018, 05:35:24 AM »
Hah. the rest of us think the same about SoCal. I may despise the cold, but I'd rather be in Montana any day.

From my basic desire for living in an environmental climate or physical location at age 70….

To perhaps over simplify “living”… there is a monetary, comfort, and emotional component to an environment of choice.

Each can have trade-offs.

Living in a cold climate costs money to heat, and living in a hot climate cost money to cool. The economy can be a factor for employment, retirement, or fixed income living.

Comfort wise, for any given year you can calculate the hours out of 24 and the days out of 365 you are “comfortable”.  Here in Casa Grande I am very comfortable with about 8 months of t-shirt and shorts weather, and lots and lots of sunshine that allows for much time outdoors in a comfortable average ambient temperature.

You could not pay me enough money to live in a cold climate, including Highwood, MT.  Or 9 months of drizzle like Seattle.  Or a politically insane government and out-of-control lawlessness of California.  I would not live in Florida with potential catastrophic weather events that can happen anytime and any year.  I could not live in a heavily congested population like New York.

Then there is an emotional component.  That’s where in your mind you are willing to make a trade-off or many trade-offs for your personal feelings, like being close to your family members, your political ideaology, and other socio-economic and psychographic aspects.

Here in sunny AZ, I get my 10,000 IU of vitamin D almost every single day!!..... But so does lots of cacti and the Diamondback rattle snakes.  Driving down the freeway and into a zero-visibility dust storm is one of the scariest experiences I have ever had.  Having to clean up the yard after a micro-burst filled monsoon storm really sucks. Getting into my truck after sitting in a 115+ degree July sun all day and not being to grab the steering wheel or make sure the metal latch on my safety belt does not touch my skin is a several minute thrill.  The inside of my truck one summer got up to 157 degrees F!!

Life and living decisions usually involve trade-offs.  I think it would take nothing short of a hydrogen bomb to blow me out of here!

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Re: All Pro and Trail Gear?
« Reply #21 on: Mar 11, 2018, 04:07:36 PM »
I should have said Front bumper, I already have the Awesome wrap-around Marlin rear bumper and sliders, just need the matching and Awesome Front Winch Bumper, with Turtle, Please.  I need something to put my Marlin Fairlead on.   :biggthumpup:

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