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gemsworld

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Posted: 09/12/21 08:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

“Pathetic quality”: RV dealers are fed up with what manufacturers are producing





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Posted: 09/12/21 09:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ya I thought about "one more" modern dream unit with all the things. Weighed out the pros and cons, did some researches,

And started a refurbishment of my long since paid for 2007....

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Yea I read same article earlier. They post up to date news on RV industry and always a good read.

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Imagine what kind of employees you get for $7.25/hour. Yes, that's Indiana's minimum wage.

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If they are paying minimum wage I don't think they will even get high school drop outs to apply. Menards is starting stockers at $16.50/hr with no experience here in Wisconsin.


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You get what you pay for. This is applicable to employees as well. All relative though, you pay more for employees then you pay more for the end product.


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“Faced with many of the same kinds of supply chain and labor issues plaguing most industries over the past year, the RV industry has overcome these challenges and produced a record number of RVs month after month,” said Jeff Rutherford, President & CEO of Airxcel and RV Industry Association Chairman.”

In Jeff’s RV World everything is perfect!


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There is no doubt that there are quality problems but I suspect the dealer complaints are “crocodile tears”. If they were really concerned , they could easily put pressure on the manufacturers to improve by using their association strength to press for it. They are making money and as one of the quotes in the article says “You take what you can get, and you move on.”, shows they are not serious on getting changes made. The dealers are well known in many situations to pass off problems as coming from the manufacturer. As long as there is money to be made and the dealers continue to turn a blind eye in telling the buyer of issues; nothing will change.


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jdc1 wrote:

Imagine what kind of employees you get for $7.25/hour. Yes, that's Indiana's minimum wage.


Are all RV assembly workers paid an hourly wage?

Thought -at least some- were "piece workers".

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I commented on RV quality several years ago. We went to the Hershey RV Show, I was surprised at the junk & shoddy workmanship the factory/dealers sent to a major show.
Things were missing, broke, loose and didn't fit properly.

We need someone to show us how to build RV's, like Japan showed us how to build cars in the 70's.

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