Well, I am happy I am not alone in regarding how I see the RV manufacturers building standards.
We are the second owners of our Wildcat and happy that it was hardly used prior to our ownership.
During our cleanup from the previous owner we were continually surprised to find wood shavings in cabinets, furnace ducting and upper window ledges...all left from the factory.
Yesterday I decided to investigate why the black tank level gage wasn't working. I started by cutting an access flap in the belly skin to check the connections.
I was surprised when I found 3 wires from the black tank had been severed.
First thought was rodents....but it wasn't.... is was a clean cut and it was obvious it happened when the belly skin was being cut to fit around the black tank drain pipe.
This will be an easy fix...but we are continually amazed at the lack of quality control and very little 'job pride' that Forest River has.
We are reminded throughout our 5th wheel with the sloppy caulking and wood filler used (smudged) on nail holes.
With all the cosmetic inefficiencies it really worries me how far do I have to dig into this rig to make it safe and right.
I have already added several yards of wire loom to hydraulic lines and wires at chafe points.
I could keep adding to the list here but I think I've made my point.
My biggest problem is explaining to the DW that all this can be fixed and we got our 5th wheel at a very good price.
'07 WildCat 30 RLBS ~ West Coast Edition ~
Trail Air - Tri Glide Pin Box
2000 F350 DRW 7.3 Diesel Lariat 89k miles
Edge programmer, 4" SS exhaust turbo/back
Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada