Originally Posted by Philos3
If you remain stuck on that kind of comparison, you will never be happy owning an RV. The manufacturing, design, parts, customization, and use of a car is not comparable to an RV.
I do not understand why using off the shelf wire & connectors from the automotive world would not work in RV use. I have worked on and built automotive systems that pass the equivalent of 50,000 mile durability tests when the vehicle is operated at well over 100% of its normal operating conditions, so I know what it takes to make something work for the projected life of a vehicle and it doesn't cost an arm & a leg either.
But you are correct. RVs are not designed or built to function for more than a few years and a few thousand miles. The RV company doesn't care about the cost of poor quality because they wash their hands of their products and "workmanship" almost the moment the unit is driven off the dealer lot.
To my knowledge there isn't an RV made that has a warranty that "Detroit" had in 1980 and it has been pointed out what can be done when a car company takes quality seriously.
I would have paid $1,000 more for my RV if it came with a 4 year bumper to bumper warranty that I knew would be fixed in a few days (not weeks or months) at a local dealership while I had a loaner made available for my use.
I write a blog on RV tire application and safety. RVTireSafety.com
Also give seminars on tires at RV events across the US. 40 years experience as tire design & quality engineer for major tire mfg. Freelander 23QB on Chevy chassis is my RV