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mellow

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Posted: 09/28/21 01:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

https://jalopnik.com/rv-dealerships-thin........campers-are-pieces-of-junk-to-1847755639

They are tired of having to fix them and be the bearer of bad news that parts are on back order.


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Doesn't surprise me one bit.


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Imagine paying someone $7.25 an hour to build something. Most RV's are made in Indiana. You get what you pay for.

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Finally, dealers and consumers agree on the quality issues.

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Most RVs have always been built in the same general area. A lot of houses are poorly built no matter what you pay the person building. As far as what I’ve seen, no state has a lock on good quality either. You can buy bad stuff built everywhere.


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Has something changed in last 30 years?
The only difference I see is more failing gadgets in newer models.
I parted 20 yo Lance camper and found 1/2 bucket of sawdust and other debris in closed areas.





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I did my homework. I got a well built TC with no defects. Over the years, now 16 years, parts have worn out but even that has been minimal: water pump, one vent cover, HW ignitor.

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We have noticed the lack of quality control for many years so it is good that dealers are finally admitting what we all know. We were lucky some of the time and some of the time we weren't. The oddest thing was the mice that came in our brand new Cougar 5th wheel before we even put anything in it. All the holes that were drilled for electric and water were several inches too big and never caulked. We had a super highway for critters before DH caulked them all!

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Did he caulk them all?
I spend lot of time sealing my Lance camper, where power cable door would let outside air to enter bathroom cabinet and then inside.
All the time spend on sealing brought some improvement, but it took parting the camper out, to discover a big hole, hidden between the basement floor and gray tank, who was not even screened for rodents.
When I could never see it, rodents walking on top of gray tank had super highway inside.

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jdc1 wrote:

Imagine paying someone $7.25 an hour to build something. Most RV's are made in Indiana. You get what you pay for.

I highly doubt anybody is only earning $7.25. Their paying $18 an hour to stock shelves at Wally World now. The problem is people being paid not to work.
Which means their is a shortage of workers. If somebody is doing **** work and they get fired, they walk across the street and get a new job at another manufacturer. And continue to do a **** job.


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