How to buy other brands with Fleetwood/Coleman Features

Columbia Northwest acquired the designs and key employees from Fleetwood / Coleman plant in Somerset, PA, and then introduced the Somerset Camper line in September 2011.

Buying a Somerset appears equivalent to buying a Fleetwood / Coleman.

Here is a link to the news article in the RV D@ily Report announcing the introduction of the Somerset Camper in Sept. 2011.
Here are links to discussions and photos of new models shown at an RV Show in September 2011
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Other options and comparisons to a Fleetwood / Coleman Sun Valley (my camper)  include the following:

Investor CEO Warren Buffet's company Berkshire Hathaway   (stock chart)  owns 
Forest River RV, which now owns most popup manufacturers (except Jayco/Starcraft).

* Forest River's Coachman Brands - Viking or Clipper brands
   Coachman is owned by Forest River, which is owned by Berkshire Hathaway
        Closest option to the popular Fleetwood Sun Valley Floor Plan is the
            Viking 2406 or Viking 2308ST or 
            Clipper 126 or Clipper 128ST
             An idea of an actual discounted price of the 2011, found on the internet is:
                        Clipper 126 is around $9,900*, compared to the
                        Fleetwood Sunvalley which was closer to $11-12,000*
                      *Options may not be comparable   
        Has stepper door
        Does NOT have Sunbrella Tenting
            VRX-14 Sectionalized Tent w/Storm Cuff and Sunbrella 302 Windows
        Does not have the Fleetwood Lift System
        Does not have the Fleetwood Backsaver bed supports

*  Forest River - Flagstaff or Rockwood brands
        Forest River is owned by Berkshire Hathaway 
        Closest option to a Fleetwood Sun Valley Floor Plan is the Flagstaff 227 or Rockwood 2270 
                An idea of an actual discounted price of the 2011, found on the internet is:
                        Flagstaff 227 is around $8,700* compared to the
                        Fleetwood Sunvalley which was closer to $11-12,000*  
                      *Options may not be comparable             
        Does NOT have Sunbrella Tenting
            Five-Piece Vinolon Supreme Tenting
            Tinted Vinyl Windows (needed without Sunbrella Tenting)
        Does not have the Fleetwood Lift System
        Does not have the Fleetwood Backsaver bed supports

Forest River also owns Polomino now, which has always been a lower priced brand

Jayco - Jayco or Starcraft brand
   Privately held 
        Closest option to a Fleetwood Sun Valley Floor Plan is the Jayco 1207
                The Jayco 1207 is a popular competitor to the Fleetwood/Coleman Sun Valley
                   An idea of an actual discounted price of the 2011, found on the internet is:
                        Jayco 1207 is around $8,800* compared to the 
                        Fleetwood Sunvalley which was closer to $11-12,000*
                            *Options may not be comparable   
        Does NOT have two (2) King Size Beds.  One bed is a Twin Size Bed on the Jayco.
            (to me, this is the biggest disadvantage of the Jayco similar floorplan vs Fleetwood)
         Does NOT have Sunbrella Tenting
            Has instead, Tinted vinyl windows with fine-mesh screening
        Does not have the Fleetwood Lift System
        Does not have the Fleetwood Backsaver bed supports