Originally Posted by abjb
I did a little QC when I was in college.
It was my job to look inside the new bomb to make sure there was nothing in it.
As many warranty claims as FW has received for this a LOWER level manager would visit the person with the 3" hole saw and say
The problem is that FR is not building to military standards. I worked for the biggest defense contractor for most of my career and did everything from field work, depot work, and management. Seen it all when it comes down to engineering, QC, HALT/HASS, etc. I'm talking about parts that cost a lot more than a really nice top off the line DP. QC was extremely tight, but it had to be because a failure would cause some really big problems.
The problem is that with the way the economy is, and trying to build an RV and make it affordable...well, they have to cut corners. I agree with you, it's wrong, but employees are expensive and I bet their QC department is thin. If an employee takes pride on what they do, they become their on QC. There is the problem...it seems harder and harder to get quality employees in our great country. Build one of these GTs in a country where having a job is between life or death and you'll get a much better build. My 2 centavos.