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Old 01-15-2012, 04:49 PM   #11
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When I replaced our LP detector the cutout and sawdust was still in there from when the company installed the original. They're probably in a huge hurry.



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Old 01-15-2012, 04:56 PM   #12
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That's just the lazy ,don't care,that's good enough attitude that some workers have.I have had to get rid of a few of this type of person that I have hired over the past years of being in business.One sloppy worker can give everyone else working with them a bad reputation.

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I remember when we saw our trailer in lot the floor was also very powdery with some grey dust. Very fine. You couldn't see it with naked eye but could feel it. When we picked it up at dealer they had cleaned it out.

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Old 02-06-2012, 12:22 AM   #14
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It was a mess under and behind all my kitchen cabinets and what not.

Same thing in all of the light covers, too.

Back in 2003, I bought a brand new manufactured home, and it had all those same issues, too.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:20 AM   #15
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Saw dust, metal shavings are just the result of meeting quotas. There's no money in clean up. I found more than 2 dozen screws under cabinets and in the upper bed compartment along with numerous wire nuts. I guess they're in such a rush to get things done that they don't take the time to pick up after themselves. This explains why one of my bedroom receptacles was dead. The wire was run from the receptacle to the junction box and was just curled up, but never connected to the other wires. I'm not sure who checks these things but that one got by everyone but me!

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Old 02-06-2012, 08:14 AM   #16
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Out of sight out of mind on the production line. I'm guessing it's too much trouble to stop and vac the left overs between each install? Seen this in videos on Top Dollar units as well. Might be an extra charge to have the dust, chips, and splinters cleaned up? So far I've found/seen all mentioned above plus a coffee cup, screwdriver bits, electrical wire, a drawer glide, screws, other, etc...
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I've been doing a bunch of mods. to our Coachmen TT over the winter and have been under and in behind cabinets and ceiling spaces. I was pretty disgusted with what I found. Sawdust, shavings, wood scraps and other crap. You'd think some blindfolded monkeys with an attitude problem built it. I found a thick layer of sawdust on top of one wheel well enclosure from the front to back.

Not only that, nothing is plumb, level and straight. Cabinets are wonky. Things don't line up. It's like, if something doesn't line up - fugeddaboutit. Stuff isn't attached properly. They do a poor job of laying out and installing plumbing and wiring. They put pipes right smack in the way of usable storage space. I found one 120 volt receptacle with wires improperly installed and the rear which could have lead to a fire. (Now I've got to pull all of them out to check.) Argh, I could go on.

I got talking one day to the owner of the local RV repair and modification shop about this and he said it is pretty much typical for all RVs. They just don't care and often use unskilled low-paid workers. He says there's often sawdust up in the ceilings and it will migrate into light fixtures for a long time. He laughed that often cabinet makers try and make cabinets for RVs and then find they don't fit. He says you have to remove a piece at a time and cut a new one to match identically.

I you have any removable access panels on cabinets fastened with screws, take them off and see what you find. You might be surprised. If anyone using the trailer is allergic to dust, you might want to try vaccuming out what you can.

Personally, I can't believe that the various manufacturers (many are now out of business of course) don't take a little more care when building these things.

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