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Old 12-16-2015, 09:20 PM   #1
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Would you work for FR?

Sign all waivers and go thru training. Drug test if required.

If they can build a camper in three days I would give my labor for at least one week to work on my RV.

Check welds. Meaning I would reweld and support the framework as soon on forum. Pinbox flexing and spring hangers.

Upgraded axles and tires and possibly brakes. Easy at assembly.

Heater and A/C upgrades.

Could clean up your camper from sawdust and organize wire. Install EMS. Mount TVs the way you want. Drawers or shelves where you need them. Catch stripped screws and things. Not to mention all the more understanding you would have. Understand their assembly goes on but you could have access to it before and after work hours or breaks.

Not to mention all the upgrades that are coming or available you never even know existed.


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Old 12-16-2015, 09:40 PM   #2
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I'm a contractor by trade and always tell my customers the same thing about something like this. We charge more if the customer helps....

That said, I'd love to do as you outline. Never going to happen, but I'd love the opportunity... even if I had to pay...
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Old 12-16-2015, 09:56 PM   #3
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Sign in my old motorcycle shop (1970's prices):

Labor: $15/hr
If you watch: $20/hr
If you help: $25/hr

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Old 12-16-2015, 10:37 PM   #4
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Would you work for FR?

Nope! Folks on this forum would hunt you down.

Do these Amish/working folks know how bad they are spoken of? Have they seen the Weird Al video?

These and more absurd questions will never be answered.

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It isn't the line workers making an inferior product. It is designers, engineers, and Quality Control. Line workers don't make decisions, only follow instructions. I worked in a assembly line environment as a process developer and was able to institute change. The workers weren't trained to to do that. My FR Flagstaff has way too many "small" defects, but so do other brands. I'll will look closer next time.
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Old 12-16-2015, 11:31 PM   #6
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It isn't the line workers making an inferior product. It is designers, engineers, and Quality Control. Line workers don't make decisions, only follow instructions. I worked in a assembly line environment as a process developer and was able to institute change. The workers weren't trained to to do that. My FR Flagstaff has way too many "small" defects, but so do other brands. I'll will look closer next time.
When screws aren't seated properly, trim is attached haphazardly, etc., that has nothing to do with the designers or engineers. It's shoddy work by the line workers, and lousy Quality Control.

That being said, there's lots of blame to go around for everyone for lots of issues.
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I'd like to be a quality control person, but only if I had the power to make a person re-due their screw-up..
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there are probably too many metrics that the factory is measured on that come before quality. Since we all buy the junk anyway they have no reason to make quality a priority.
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