My parents bouhgt in 1972 a Jayco jay King which was built well and that camper took us from Fla to Canadian Rockies and back and all places in between. My folks sold that camper in 1989 for nearly as much as they paid for it in 1972. We did not have leaks, cabinet doors falling apart or any real problems until into about 8 years into owning. The wench rachet failed on the pop up wench on our Canadian Rocky trip in 1979.
I see your point, I really do. I am in the travel and tourism business. I have 5 rental cabins here in the Smokies and I own a high end chocolate store. I retail and wholesale chocolate and fudge and one of my biggest clients is Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I make custom single bean cacao chocolate bars for them and last year we sold nearly 30,000 bars. I think this is hard for me personally because I give outstanding service. I know chocolate and fudge is not a camper, but money is money and if the customer is not happy, we do our best to make them happy and sometimes I lose money doing so. It is called business and relationship building. Service is important to me and I struggle when I pay $18,000 and change on camper even though it is a camper, it is still $18K and if the warranty says it will be fixed, then I expect it.
Don Henley has a song called My Thanksgiving and in that song there is a line that applies...ever notice an angry man can only get so far until he reconciles the way things ought to be with the the way things are....I guess I am there
Daisy, we tend to catch more flies with honey than vinegar dont we? ever wonder why anybody wants to catch flies in the first place? Anyway, I have been very polite with FR here.