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Old 04-19-2015, 01:41 PM   #21
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We feel the same...we even went to a huge dealer yesterday and asked the Parts Manager if the service was great. He was honest and said "not really". We've been to several and have yet to find one that wasn't AWFUL. The first time you go you hear angels singing because it's so good. Then the next time it's the same crap. Repeated trips for the same work. Half-done work or various excuses ie "wrong part was sent" or "it's supposed to look like that".
We visited a lot of mega-dealers, too and while my wife was checking out trailers and Class-C's, I went to the service departments to check them out and, also, to see what brands and models were waiting to be worked on. (And was surprised to see many similar brands and models at most service departments...some looked VERY new so I knew they were in for warranty work, not just brakes and lube jobs.)

We ended up buying at at small, local Mom and Pop dealer and they are great...almost always answer my questions either the same day I e-mail or the next. (They've treated us the same before and after purchase.)
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Old 04-19-2015, 01:44 PM   #22
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jayco line

well i saw lots of good things. i saw full spread vinyl. no more water between vinyl and substrate. i wonder if jayco still does that? the trailer frame turn table needs a brake. the large tool belt on the gent in the interior looks like potential damage. the d foam on the window for the seal is a joke. the mesa metal used today by all is a reverse pattern. it has a ridge in the flat that makes the seal gap larger. the ridge also wears quickly and the window will wear through the metal but not while the first owner has it. FR uses same metal and D foam.
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Old 04-19-2015, 04:20 PM   #23
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whoa....what happened to the jayco vid. exit stage left...
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Old 04-19-2015, 05:03 PM   #24
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Interesting video. I did not see anyone checking anything to see if it really worked.No plumbing tests,no water spray or air pressure tests.You would think that if they were puting a video out to get some "bragging rights" they would stress all of that.Thats OK,the dealer will fix it after the new owner brings it back a few times.
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Old 04-19-2015, 05:33 PM   #25
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I found a Forest River factory video...this is for the little R-Pod trailer. (More impressive that the other video and my favorite part was the run-and-throw technique at 4:29!!!)

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Old 04-19-2015, 08:51 PM   #26
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When u consider all the systems that r purchased from other manufacturers and installed on a platform that moves at 70 mph it's amazing to me that anything works. How many systems can u list here: AC, heater(gas and elect), reefer(gas elect), plumbing, TV (cable antenna), radio, cd, inverter, awning, leveling system......,,
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Old 04-19-2015, 09:01 PM   #27
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ColoradoRick, your video just reinforces what I said that FR just has large buildings where assembly is performed. Nothing is automated or is even close to being a production assembly line.
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Old 04-19-2015, 10:20 PM   #28
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FR production

well that video was not during typical production. i say that because there was a woman there doing some new worker orientation at each phase of production. that was like a skeleton crew. no way that was standard production...
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Was this not the issue with American made vehicles prior to the Japanese taking over with much better quality control?
Yes it was. Before the Datsun (Nissan now) was introduced in the 70's domestic cars were crap.

But I don't see the Japanese sending us Toyota and Honda RVs. If we want better RVs we'll have to quit buying the ones that require the repairs and look at the reviews and forums and buy the ones that are said to be quality RVs, even if they are more money.
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Yes it was. Before the Datsun (Nissan now) was introduced in the 70's domestic cars were crap.

But I don't see the Japanese sending us Toyota and Honda RVs. If we want better RVs we'll have to quit buying the ones that require the repairs and look at the reviews and forums and buy the ones that are said to be quality RVs, even if they are more money.
Hmmmm. I dunno. I think I'd take a late 60's Mustang over a Datsun any day.
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